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Walla Walla, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Walla Walla fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2022 to 4.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Walla Walla peaked in April 2020 at 12.1% and is now 8.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in February 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Walla Walla unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Washington 4.1% 0.0 -1.6
Walla Walla 4.0% 0.0 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 4,111. There are now 2,740 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,371 in March 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 0.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Walla Walla 1,371 0 -242

Number of Unemployed Persons

Walla Walla, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Walla Walla
Unemployment Rate
Walla Walla
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.1% 4.0% 1,371
March
2022
3.6% 4.1% 4.0% 1,371
February
2022
3.8% 4.3% 4.0% 1,376
January
2022
4.0% 4.4% 4.1% 1,392
December
2021
3.9% 4.5% 4.1% 1,394
November
2021
4.2% 4.5% 4.1% 1,396
October
2021
4.6% 4.6% 4.2% 1,412
September
2021
4.7% 4.8% 4.3% 1,449
August
2021
5.2% 5.0% 4.4% 1,489
July
2021
5.4% 5.2% 4.5% 1,523
June
2021
5.9% 5.4% 4.6% 1,548

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.