Department of Numbers

Longview, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Longview rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2019 to 6.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.9 percentage points higher than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Longview peaked in October 2009 at 14.7% and is now 8.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.7% in July 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.8 percentage points. You can also compare Longview unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Washington 4.6% 0.0 +0.2
Longview 6.5% +0.1 +0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August 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 6,655. There are now 3,592 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,613 in August 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 450. Longview employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Longview, Washington) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Longview 3,063 +72 +439

Number of Unemployed Persons

Longview, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Longview
Unemployment Rate
Longview
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 4.6%
July
2019
3.7% 4.6% 6.5% 3,063
June
2019
3.7% 4.6% 6.4% 2,991
May
2019
3.6% 4.6% 6.2% 2,916
April
2019
3.6% 4.7% 6.2% 2,896
March
2019
3.8% 4.6% 6.1% 2,833
February
2019
3.8% 4.5% 5.9% 2,758
January
2019
4.0% 4.5% 5.9% 2,736
December
2018
3.9% 4.5% 5.8% 2,684
November
2018
3.7% 4.5% 5.8% 2,678
October
2018
3.8% 4.4% 5.7% 2,655

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.