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Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Wenatchee rose 0.1 percentage points in June 2015 to 5.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Wenatchee peaked in January 2010 at 9.5% and is now 3.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.6% in May 2015, 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 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.3% -0.2 -0.8
Washington 5.3% -0.1 -0.8
Wenatchee 5.7% +0.1 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1

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 2,415 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,449 in May 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 91. Wenatchee employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Wenatchee, Washington) is also available.

Unemployed Persons June 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Wenatchee 3,540 +91 -385

Number of Unemployed Persons

Wenatchee, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Wenatchee
Unemployment Rate
Wenatchee
Unemployed
June
2015
5.3% 5.3% 5.7% 3,540
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
January
2015
5.7% 6.3% 6.7% 4,171
December
2014
5.6% 6.3% 6.8% 4,206
November
2014
5.8% 6.3% 6.8% 4,183
October
2014
5.7% 6.3% 6.8% 4,135
September
2014
5.9% 6.2% 6.7% 4,092
August
2014
6.1% 6.2% 6.7% 4,053
July
2014
6.2% 6.2% 6.6% 3,984

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.