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Sioux City, Iowa Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Sioux City fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2017 to 2.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Iowa rate. The unemployment rate in Sioux City peaked in May 2010 at 6.6% and is now 3.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.9% in October 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Sioux City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Iowa 2.9% -0.1 -0.6
Sioux City 2.9% 0.0 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Sioux City, Iowa, National

Sioux City, Iowa monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Sioux City, Iowa Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Sioux City peaked in May 2010 at 6,163. There are now 3,550 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Sioux City 2,613 -11 -650

Number of Unemployed Persons

Sioux City, Iowa Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Iowa
Unemployment Rate
Sioux City
Unemployment Rate
Sioux City
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 2.9% 2.9% 2,613
October
2017
4.1% 3.0% 2.9% 2,624
September
2017
4.2% 3.2% 3.2% 2,929
August
2017
4.4% 3.3% 3.4% 3,060
July
2017
4.3% 3.2% 3.3% 3,052
June
2017
4.3% 3.2% 3.2% 2,959
May
2017
4.3% 3.1% 3.1% 2,834
April
2017
4.4% 3.1% 3.1% 2,794
March
2017
4.5% 3.1% 3.2% 2,907
February
2017
4.7% 3.2% 3.4% 3,125
January
2017
4.8% 3.4% 3.6% 3,293

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.