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Eau Claire, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Eau Claire fell 0.0 percentage points in December 2016 to 3.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Eau Claire peaked in February 2010 at 8.1% and is now 4.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in May 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Eau Claire unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.7% +0.1 -0.3
Wisconsin 4.0% -0.1 -0.6
Eau Claire 3.9% 0.0 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with December 2016 data as January 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 February 2010 at 7,333. There are now 3,715 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,444 in May 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 174. Eau Claire employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Eau Claire, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Eau Claire 3,618 -13 -374

Number of Unemployed Persons

Eau Claire, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Eau Claire
Unemployment Rate
Eau Claire
Unemployed
January
2017
4.8%
December
2016
4.7% 4.0% 3.9% 3,618
November
2016
4.6% 4.1% 3.9% 3,631
October
2016
4.8% 4.1% 4.0% 3,730
September
2016
4.9% 4.1% 3.8% 3,556
August
2016
4.9% 4.2% 3.8% 3,563
July
2016
4.9% 4.2% 3.9% 3,585
June
2016
4.9% 4.2% 3.8% 3,503
May
2016
4.7% 4.2% 3.7% 3,444
April
2016
5.0% 4.4% 3.9% 3,577
March
2016
5.0% 4.5% 4.0% 3,677
February
2016
4.9% 4.6% 4.1% 3,841

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.