Overall unemployment rate moved up to 7.6% with the biggest shift in Government, which lost 3,100 roles, based on the most recently available information published in August 2022.

Total employment in the Visalia-Porterville, CA market declined by 6,155 jobs in July and the unemployment rate increased compared to the prior month by 20 bps to 7.6%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 5 bps over the same time to 3.8%.

  • Visalia-Porterville, CA unemployment rate is 382 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 360 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in July versus prior month by 8.7% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Visalia-Porterville, CA Unemployment July 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs declined by -1.9%. Key sectors include:

  • Transportation & Utilities: 30,000; +100
  • Government: 29,900; -3,100
  • Education & Healthcare: 18,900; +100
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 14,200; +100
  • Manufacturing: 13,100; no change
  • Business Services: 11,000; +100
  • Construction, Mining: 7,700; +100
  • Financial Services: 3,800; no change
  • Other Jobs: 3,800; no change
  • IT & Development: 700; no change
Visalia-Porterville, CA Unemployment by Industry July 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through July 2022 (Data published August 2022 and reports created on September 2, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.