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Longview, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Longview fell 0.2 percentage points in May 2021 to 6.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points higher than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Longview peaked in April 2020 at 16.4% and is now 10.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Longview unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.3 -7.5
Washington 5.3% -0.1 -7.2
Longview 6.4% -0.2 -7.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2021 data as June 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 8,328. There are now 5,284 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Longview employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Longview, Washington) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Longview 3,044 -85 -3,602

Number of Unemployed Persons

Longview, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Longview
Unemployment Rate
Longview
Unemployed
June
2021
5.9%
May
2021
5.8% 5.3% 6.4% 3,044
April
2021
6.1% 5.4% 6.6% 3,129
March
2021
6.0% 5.5% 6.9% 3,258
February
2021
6.2% 5.6% 7.5% 3,490
January
2021
6.3% 6.0% 8.3% 3,914
December
2020
6.7% 6.3% 7.0% 3,251
November
2020
6.7% 6.7% 7.4% 3,470
October
2020
6.9% 7.0% 7.5% 3,771
September
2020
7.8% 8.0% 8.8% 4,199
August
2020
8.4% 9.1% 9.9% 4,843
July
2020
10.2% 10.8% 11.9% 5,811

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.