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Longview, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Longview rose 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 5.4%. 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 October 2009 at 14.7% and is now 9.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.3% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Longview unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Washington 4.3% -0.1 -0.4
Longview 5.4% +0.1 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 4,145 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,455 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 41. Longview employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Longview, Washington) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Longview 2,496 +41 -226

Number of Unemployed Persons

Longview, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Longview
Unemployment Rate
Longview
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.3% 5.4% 2,496
September
2018
3.7% 4.4% 5.3% 2,455
August
2018
3.9% 4.5% 5.6% 2,574
July
2018
3.9% 4.6% 5.8% 2,669
June
2018
4.0% 4.7% 5.9% 2,758
May
2018
3.8% 4.7% 6.1% 2,798
April
2018
3.9% 4.8% 6.3% 2,891
March
2018
4.1% 4.7% 6.3% 2,911
February
2018
4.1% 4.7% 6.2% 2,835
January
2018
4.1% 4.7% 6.1% 2,818
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 6.0% 2,789

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.