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Eau Claire, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Eau Claire rose 0.5 percentage points in May 2015 to 4.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Eau Claire peaked in February 2010 at 8.1% and is now 3.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.8% in April 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Eau Claire unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.5% +0.1 -0.8
Wisconsin 4.6% +0.2 -0.9
Eau Claire 4.3% +0.5 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1

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 7,314. There are now 3,403 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,445 in April 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 466. Eau Claire employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Eau Claire, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Eau Claire 3,911 +466 -578

Number of Unemployed Persons

Eau Claire, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Eau Claire
Unemployment Rate
Eau Claire
Unemployed
May
2015
5.5% 4.6% 4.3% 3,911
April
2015
5.4% 4.4% 3.8% 3,445
March
2015
5.5% 4.6% 4.0% 3,695
February
2015
5.5% 4.8% 4.1% 3,739
January
2015
5.7% 5.0% 4.4% 4,030
December
2014
5.6% 5.2% 4.7% 4,328
November
2014
5.8% 5.2% 4.8% 4,386
October
2014
5.7% 5.3% 4.8% 4,391
September
2014
5.9% 5.3% 4.8% 4,383
August
2014
6.1% 5.3% 4.8% 4,415
July
2014
6.2% 5.4% 4.9% 4,437
June
2014
6.1% 5.4% 4.9% 4,436

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.