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Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Wenatchee fell 0.0 percentage points in December 2015 to 5.6%. 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 January 2010 at 9.5% and is now 3.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.6% in May 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Wenatchee unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.0% 0.0 -0.6
Washington 5.5% +0.2 -0.8
Wenatchee 5.6% 0.0 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with December 2015 data as January 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 5,955. There are now 2,462 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,438 in September 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 55. Wenatchee employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Wenatchee, Washington) is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Wenatchee 3,493 -1 -713

Number of Unemployed Persons

Wenatchee, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Wenatchee
Unemployment Rate
Wenatchee
Unemployed
January
2016
4.9%
December
2015
5.0% 5.5% 5.6% 3,493
November
2015
5.0% 5.3% 5.6% 3,494
October
2015
5.0% 5.2% 5.8% 3,543
September
2015
5.1% 5.2% 5.6% 3,438
August
2015
5.1% 5.3% 5.6% 3,455
July
2015
5.3% 5.3% 6.1% 3,768
June
2015
5.3% 5.3% 5.7% 3,538
May
2015
5.5% 5.4% 5.6% 3,449
April
2015
5.4% 5.5% 5.7% 3,530
March
2015
5.5% 5.9% 6.0% 3,696
February
2015
5.5% 6.3% 6.5% 3,999

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.