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Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Wenatchee rose 0.3 percentage points in October 2014 to 5.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Wenatchee peaked in February 2010 at 9.0% and is now 3.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.5% in August 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Wenatchee unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.1 -1.4
Washington 6.0% +0.3 -0.8
Wenatchee 5.9% +0.3 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2014 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 March 2010 at 5,672. There are now 2,023 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,339 in August 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 310. Wenatchee employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Wenatchee, Washington) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Wenatchee 3,649 +257 -566

Number of Unemployed Persons

Wenatchee, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Wenatchee
Unemployment Rate
Wenatchee
Unemployed
November
2014
5.8% 6.2%
October
2014
5.8% 6.0% 5.9% 3,649
September
2014
5.9% 5.7% 5.6% 3,392
August
2014
6.1% 5.6% 5.5% 3,339
July
2014
6.2% 5.6% 5.6% 3,409
June
2014
6.1% 5.8% 5.9% 3,538
May
2014
6.3% 6.1% 6.3% 3,752
April
2014
6.3% 6.1% 6.2% 3,717
March
2014
6.7% 6.3% 6.4% 3,828
February
2014
6.7% 6.3% 6.4% 3,855
January
2014
6.6% 6.4% 6.5% 3,911
December
2013
6.7% 6.7% 6.9% 4,134
November
2013
7.0% 6.8% 7.0% 4,175

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.