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Longview, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Longview rose 0.2 percentage points in November 2022 to 5.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points higher than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Longview peaked in April 2020 at 16.0% and is now 10.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.2% in July 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Longview unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.1 -0.6
Washington 4.0% +0.2 -0.5
Longview 5.5% +0.2 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2022 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Longview, Washington, National

Longview, Washington monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Longview, Washington Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Longview peaked in April 2020 at 8,258. There are now 5,552 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,604 in September 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 102. Longview employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Longview, Washington) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Longview 2,706 +83 -44

Number of Unemployed Persons

Longview, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Longview
Unemployment Rate
Longview
Unemployed
December
2022
3.5%
November
2022
3.6% 4.0% 5.5% 2,706
October
2022
3.7% 3.8% 5.3% 2,623
September
2022
3.5% 3.7% 5.2% 2,604
August
2022
3.7% 3.7% 5.3% 2,615
July
2022
3.5% 3.7% 5.2% 2,609
June
2022
3.6% 3.8% 5.4% 2,676
May
2022
3.6% 3.9% 5.4% 2,658
April
2022
3.6% 4.1% 5.3% 2,637
March
2022
3.6% 4.1% 5.4% 2,641
February
2022
3.8% 4.3% 5.4% 2,626
January
2022
4.0% 4.4% 5.5% 2,671

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.