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Wenatchee, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Wenatchee fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2017 to 4.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Wenatchee peaked in February 2010 at 9.5% and is now 4.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.8% in August 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Wenatchee unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% -0.1 -0.7
Washington 4.5% -0.1 -0.8
Wenatchee 4.8% 0.0 -1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2017 data as November 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 2,781 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,155 in August 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 22. Wenatchee employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Wenatchee, Washington) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Wenatchee 3,177 -40 -795

Number of Unemployed Persons

Wenatchee, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Wenatchee
Unemployment Rate
Wenatchee
Unemployed
November
2017
4.1%
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.8% 3,177
September
2017
4.2% 4.6% 4.8% 3,217
August
2017
4.4% 4.6% 4.8% 3,155
July
2017
4.3% 4.5% 5.0% 3,222
June
2017
4.4% 4.5% 5.0% 3,310
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

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.