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Wenatchee, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Wenatchee rose 0.3 percentage points in June 2016 to 6.3%. 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 3.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.5% in May 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.8 percentage points. You can also compare Wenatchee unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate June 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.9% +0.2 -0.4
Washington 5.8% 0.0 +0.2
Wenatchee 6.3% +0.3 +0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with June 2016 data as July 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 1,880 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,527 in May 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 551. Wenatchee employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Wenatchee, Washington) is also available.

Unemployed Persons June 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Wenatchee 4,078 +102 +515

Number of Unemployed Persons

Wenatchee, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Wenatchee
Unemployment Rate
Wenatchee
Unemployed
July
2016
4.9% 5.8%
June
2016
4.9% 5.8% 6.3% 4,078
May
2016
4.7% 5.8% 6.0% 3,976
April
2016
5.0% 5.8% 6.4% 4,203
March
2016
5.0% 5.8% 6.4% 4,125
February
2016
4.9% 5.8% 6.2% 4,006
January
2016
4.9% 5.8% 6.0% 3,929
December
2015
5.0% 5.8% 5.7% 3,606
November
2015
5.0% 5.7% 5.7% 3,626
October
2015
5.0% 5.7% 5.8% 3,624
September
2015
5.1% 5.7% 5.7% 3,575
August
2015
5.1% 5.6% 5.8% 3,558

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.