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Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Wenatchee fell 0.2 percentage points in July 2014 to 5.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Wenatchee peaked in February 2010 at 9.0% and is now 3.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Wenatchee unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% +0.1 -1.1
Washington 5.6% -0.2 -1.4
Wenatchee 5.7% -0.2 -1.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2014 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Wenatchee, Washington, National

Wenatchee, Washington monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Wenatchee, Washington Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Wenatchee peaked in March 2010 at 5,672. There are now 2,245 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Wenatchee employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Wenatchee, Washington) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Wenatchee 3,427 -111 -862

Number of Unemployed Persons

Wenatchee, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Wenatchee
Unemployment Rate
Wenatchee
Unemployed
August
2014
6.1% 5.6%
July
2014
6.2% 5.6% 5.7% 3,427
June
2014
6.1% 5.8% 5.9% 3,538
May
2014
6.3% 6.1% 6.3% 3,752
April
2014
6.3% 6.1% 6.2% 3,717
March
2014
6.7% 6.3% 6.4% 3,828
February
2014
6.7% 6.3% 6.4% 3,855
January
2014
6.6% 6.4% 6.5% 3,911
December
2013
6.7% 6.7% 6.9% 4,134
November
2013
7.0% 6.8% 7.0% 4,175
October
2013
7.2% 6.8% 7.0% 4,215
September
2013
7.2% 6.9% 7.1% 4,249
August
2013
7.2% 7.0% 7.1% 4,275

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.