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Eau Claire, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Eau Claire fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2014 to 5.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points lower than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Eau Claire peaked in January 2010 at 7.8% and is now 2.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Eau Claire unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% +0.1 -1.0
Wisconsin 6.1% -0.1 -0.8
Eau Claire 5.3% -0.1 -1.1
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: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, National

Eau Claire, Wisconsin monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Eau Claire, Wisconsin Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Eau Claire peaked in January 2010 at 7,062. There are now 2,162 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Eau Claire employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Eau Claire, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Eau Claire 4,900 -132 -977

Number of Unemployed Persons

Eau Claire, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Eau Claire
Unemployment Rate
Eau Claire
Unemployed
March
2014
6.7%
February
2014
6.7% 6.1% 5.3% 4,900
January
2014
6.6% 6.2% 5.4% 5,032
December
2013
6.7% 6.3% 5.6% 5,198
November
2013
7.0% 6.4% 5.7% 5,263
October
2013
7.2% 6.5% 5.7% 5,296
September
2013
7.2% 6.6% 5.8% 5,391
August
2013
7.2% 6.7% 5.9% 5,453
July
2013
7.3% 6.8% 6.0% 5,582
June
2013
7.5% 6.8% 6.2% 5,687
May
2013
7.5% 6.8% 6.4% 5,884
April
2013
7.5% 6.8% 6.5% 5,953
March
2013
7.5% 6.9% 6.4% 5,858

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.