Overall unemployment rate moved up to 2.5% with the biggest shift in Transportation & Utilities, which gained 600 roles, based on the most recently available information published in June 2022.

Total employment in the Winchester, VA-WV market rose by 356 jobs in May and the unemployment rate increased compared to the prior month by 40 bps to 2.5%. The national unemployment rate increased by 4 bps over the same time to 3.4%.

  • Winchester, VA-WV unemployment rate is 88 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 70 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in May versus prior month by 10.2% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Winchester, VA-WV Unemployment May 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 3.1% . Key sectors include:

  • Transportation & Utilities: 16,000; +600
  • Government: 10,800; +200
Winchester, VA-WV Unemployment by Industry May 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through May 2022 (Data published June 2022 and reports created on June 29, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.