Department of Numbers

Longview, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Longview fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2018 to 6.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points higher than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Longview peaked in October 2009 at 14.7% and is now 8.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.6% in October 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Longview unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Washington 4.7% 0.0 -0.1
Longview 6.1% 0.0 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March 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 October 2009 at 6,641. There are now 3,817 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,566 in November 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 258. Longview employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Longview, Washington) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Longview 2,824 +31 -185

Number of Unemployed Persons

Longview, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Longview
Unemployment Rate
Longview
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 4.7% 6.1% 2,824
January
2018
4.1% 4.7% 6.1% 2,793
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 6.0% 2,736
November
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.6% 2,566
October
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.6% 2,568
September
2017
4.2% 4.7% 5.7% 2,606
August
2017
4.4% 4.8% 5.7% 2,580
July
2017
4.3% 4.8% 5.7% 2,619
June
2017
4.3% 4.8% 5.8% 2,627
May
2017
4.3% 4.8% 6.0% 2,668
April
2017
4.4% 4.8% 6.1% 2,748

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.