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Wenatchee, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Wenatchee rose 0.1 percentage points in June 2017 to 5.0%. 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 4.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.9% in May 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Wenatchee unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate June 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.4% +0.1 -0.5
Washington 4.5% 0.0 -1.0
Wenatchee 5.0% +0.1 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with June 2017 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 2,632 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,249 in May 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 77. Wenatchee employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Wenatchee, Washington) is also available.

Unemployed Persons June 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Wenatchee 3,326 +77 -744

Number of Unemployed Persons

Wenatchee, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Wenatchee
Unemployment Rate
Wenatchee
Unemployed
July
2017
4.3% 4.5%
June
2017
4.4% 4.5% 5.0% 3,326
May
2017
4.3% 4.5% 4.9% 3,249
April
2017
4.4% 4.6% 5.1% 3,363
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

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.