Overall unemployment rate moved up to 7.3% with the biggest shift in Transportation & Utilities, which gained 200 roles, based on the most recently available information published in August 2022.

Total employment in the Visalia-Porterville, CA market declined by 2,662 jobs in June and the unemployment rate increased compared to the prior month by 80 bps to 7.3%. The national unemployment rate increased by 46 bps over the same time to 3.8%.

  • Visalia-Porterville, CA unemployment rate is 346 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 440 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in June versus prior month by 3.4% 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 June 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.4% . Key sectors include:

  • Government: 33,000; -100
  • Transportation & Utilities: 30,100; +200
  • Education & Healthcare: 18,800; +200
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 14,100; +100
  • Manufacturing: 13,100; +100
  • Business Services: 10,900; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 7,600; no change
  • Financial Services: 3,800; no change
  • Other Jobs: 3,800; no change
  • IT & Development: 700; no change
Visalia-Porterville, CA Unemployment by Industry June 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through June 2022 (Data published August 2022 and reports created on August 3, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.