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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 2021 to 5.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Walla Walla peaked in April 2020 at 12.4% and is now 7.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.0% in March 2021, 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 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% +0.1 -8.7
Washington 5.5% 0.0 -10.8
Walla Walla 5.0% 0.0 -7.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2021 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 4,052. There are now 2,455 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,590 in March 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 7.

Unemployed Persons April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Walla Walla 1,597 +7 -2,455

Number of Unemployed Persons

Walla Walla, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Walla Walla
Unemployment Rate
Walla Walla
Unemployed
May
2021
5.8%
April
2021
6.1% 5.5% 5.0% 1,597
March
2021
6.0% 5.5% 5.0% 1,590
February
2021
6.2% 5.6% 5.1% 1,626
January
2021
6.3% 6.0% 5.2% 1,644
December
2020
6.7% 6.3% 5.6% 1,771
November
2020
6.7% 6.7% 5.8% 1,834
October
2020
6.9% 7.0% 6.1% 1,920
September
2020
7.8% 8.0% 6.4% 2,039
August
2020
8.4% 9.1% 7.0% 2,212
July
2020
10.2% 10.8% 7.8% 2,462
June
2020
11.1% 10.8% 7.2% 2,247

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.