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Wenatchee, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Wenatchee fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2016 to 6.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points higher than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Wenatchee peaked in February 2010 at 9.5% and is now 3.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.5% in May 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.7 percentage points. You can also compare Wenatchee unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.6% -0.2 -0.4
Washington 5.3% -0.1 -0.4
Wenatchee 6.2% -0.2 +0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2016 data as December 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 1,954 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 477. Wenatchee employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Wenatchee, Washington) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Wenatchee 4,004 -90 +378

Number of Unemployed Persons

Wenatchee, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Wenatchee
Unemployment Rate
Wenatchee
Unemployed
December
2016
4.7%
November
2016
4.6% 5.3% 6.2% 4,004
October
2016
4.8% 5.4% 6.4% 4,094
September
2016
4.9% 5.6% 6.3% 4,072
August
2016
4.9% 5.7% 6.4% 4,102
July
2016
4.9% 5.8% 6.6% 4,233
June
2016
4.9% 5.8% 6.3% 4,082
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

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.