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Walla Walla, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Walla Walla fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 4.0%. 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 12.1% 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 September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Washington 3.7% 0.0 -1.1
Walla Walla 4.0% 0.0 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 2,790 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Walla Walla 1,321 -13 -128

Number of Unemployed Persons

Walla Walla, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Walla Walla
Unemployment Rate
Walla Walla
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 3.7% 4.0% 1,321
August
2022
3.7% 3.7% 4.0% 1,334
July
2022
3.5% 3.7% 4.0% 1,343
June
2022
3.6% 3.8% 4.1% 1,386
May
2022
3.6% 3.9% 4.1% 1,379
April
2022
3.6% 4.1% 4.0% 1,369
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

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.