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Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Wenatchee fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2014 to 6.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Wenatchee peaked in February 2010 at 9.0% and is now 2.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.5% in January 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Wenatchee unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% +0.1 -1.0
Washington 6.3% -0.1 -0.9
Wenatchee 6.5% 0.0 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2014 data as March 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 5,661. There are now 1,756 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Wenatchee employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Wenatchee, Washington) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Wenatchee 3,905 -38 -683

Number of Unemployed Persons

Wenatchee, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Wenatchee
Unemployment Rate
Wenatchee
Unemployed
March
2014
6.7% 6.3%
February
2014
6.7% 6.3% 6.5% 3,905
January
2014
6.6% 6.4% 6.5% 3,943
December
2013
6.7% 6.7% 6.8% 4,170
November
2013
7.0% 6.8% 6.9% 4,284
October
2013
7.2% 6.8% 6.9% 4,284
September
2013
7.2% 6.9% 6.9% 4,266
August
2013
7.2% 7.0% 6.9% 4,312
July
2013
7.3% 7.0% 7.1% 4,345
June
2013
7.5% 7.0% 7.0% 4,317
May
2013
7.5% 7.0% 7.1% 4,348
April
2013
7.5% 7.1% 7.2% 4,426
March
2013
7.5% 7.1% 7.3% 4,526

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.