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Wenatchee, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Wenatchee fell 0.4 percentage points in April 2017 to 5.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Wenatchee peaked in February 2010 at 9.5% and is now 4.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Wenatchee unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.4% -0.1 -0.6
Washington 4.6% -0.1 -1.0
Wenatchee 5.1% -0.4 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2017 data as May 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 February 2010 at 5,958. There are now 2,578 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Wenatchee employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Wenatchee, Washington) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Wenatchee 3,380 -231 -754

Number of Unemployed Persons

Wenatchee, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Wenatchee
Unemployment Rate
Wenatchee
Unemployed
May
2017
4.3% 4.5%
April
2017
4.4% 4.6% 5.1% 3,380
March
2017
4.5% 4.7% 5.5% 3,611
February
2017
4.7% 4.9% 5.6% 3,698
January
2017
4.8% 5.1% 5.9% 3,840
December
2016
4.7% 5.1% 5.9% 3,861
November
2016
4.6% 5.2% 6.0% 3,909
October
2016
4.8% 5.3% 6.1% 3,972
September
2016
4.9% 5.3% 6.2% 4,007
August
2016
4.9% 5.4% 6.2% 4,024
July
2016
4.9% 5.5% 6.2% 4,055
June
2016
4.9% 5.5% 6.2% 4,070

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.