Overall unemployment rate moved down to 2.2% with the biggest shift in Government, which gained 500 roles, based on the most recently available information published in November 2022.

Total employment in the Winchester, VA-WV market rose by 295 jobs in September and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 50 bps to 2.2%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 47 bps over the same time to 3.3%.

  • Winchester, VA-WV unemployment rate is 112 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 40 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in September versus prior month by 14.6% 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 September 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.8% . Key sectors include:

  • Transportation & Utilities: 15,300; -300
  • Government: 10,500; +500
Winchester, VA-WV Unemployment by Industry September 2022

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

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.