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Longview, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Longview fell 0.5 percentage points in May 2020 to 16.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points higher than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Longview peaked in April 2020 at 16.5% and is now 0.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Longview unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Washington 15.1% -1.2 +10.7
Longview 16.0% -0.5 +9.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 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 7,978. There are now 56 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 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Longview 7,922 -56 +4,951

Number of Unemployed Persons

Longview, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Longview
Unemployment Rate
Longview
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 15.1% 16.0% 7,922
April
2020
14.7% 16.3% 16.5% 7,978
March
2020
4.4% 5.1% 5.5% 2,596
February
2020
3.5% 3.8% 5.4% 2,629
January
2020
3.6% 3.9% 5.5% 2,672
December
2019
3.5% 4.0% 5.5% 2,627
November
2019
3.5% 4.0% 5.5% 2,667
October
2019
3.6% 4.0% 5.6% 2,716
September
2019
3.5% 4.1% 5.8% 2,775
August
2019
3.7% 4.2% 5.9% 2,842
July
2019
3.7% 4.2% 6.1% 2,904

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.