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Walla Walla, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Walla Walla rose 0.3 percentage points in November 2020 to 6.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Walla Walla peaked in April 2020 at 12.7% and is now 6.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.7% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Walla Walla unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Washington 5.7% -0.3 +1.7
Walla Walla 6.0% +0.3 +1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Walla Walla, Washington, National

Walla Walla, Washington monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Walla Walla, Washington Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Walla Walla peaked in April 2020 at 4,123. There are now 2,328 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,790 in October 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 5.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Walla Walla 1,795 +5 +281

Number of Unemployed Persons

Walla Walla, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Walla Walla
Unemployment Rate
Walla Walla
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7% 7.1%
November
2020
6.7% 5.7% 6.0% 1,795
October
2020
6.9% 6.0% 5.7% 1,790
September
2020
7.8% 8.3% 7.4% 2,334
August
2020
8.4% 8.4% 7.4% 2,309
July
2020
10.2% 10.2% 8.9% 2,781
June
2020
11.1% 10.0% 7.2% 2,217
May
2020
13.3% 15.1% 11.5% 3,701
April
2020
14.8% 16.3% 12.7% 4,123
March
2020
4.4% 5.1% 4.4% 1,392
February
2020
3.5% 3.8% 4.5% 1,451
January
2020
3.5% 3.9% 4.6% 1,496

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.