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Eau Claire, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Eau Claire fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2017 to 3.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Eau Claire peaked in February 2010 at 8.1% and is now 4.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.6% in April 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.0 percentage points. You can also compare Eau Claire unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% -0.1 -0.7
Wisconsin 3.4% -0.1 -0.8
Eau Claire 3.6% 0.0 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2017 data as November 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 4,048 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,399 in April 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 886. Eau Claire employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Eau Claire, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Eau Claire 3,285 -23 -399

Number of Unemployed Persons

Eau Claire, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Eau Claire
Unemployment Rate
Eau Claire
Unemployed
November
2017
4.1%
October
2017
4.1% 3.4% 3.6% 3,285
September
2017
4.2% 3.5% 3.6% 3,308
August
2017
4.4% 3.4% 3.4% 3,160
July
2017
4.3% 3.2% 3.2% 2,964
June
2017
4.4% 3.1% 3.0% 2,749
May
2017
4.3% 3.1% 2.8% 2,599
April
2017
4.4% 3.2% 2.6% 2,399
March
2017
4.5% 3.4% 2.8% 2,560
February
2017
4.7% 3.7% 3.3% 3,032
January
2017
4.8% 3.9% 3.6% 3,337
December
2016
4.7% 4.1% 3.9% 3,604

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.