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Eau Claire, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Eau Claire rose 0.1 percentage points in December 2015 to 4.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 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 December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.0% 0.0 -0.6
Wisconsin 4.3% +0.1 -0.9
Eau Claire 4.3% +0.1 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with December 2015 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 7,314. There are now 3,387 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 482. Eau Claire employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Eau Claire, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Eau Claire 3,927 +50 -401

Number of Unemployed Persons

Eau Claire, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Eau Claire
Unemployment Rate
Eau Claire
Unemployed
January
2016
4.9%
December
2015
5.0% 4.3% 4.3% 3,927
November
2015
5.0% 4.2% 4.2% 3,877
October
2015
5.0% 4.3% 4.2% 3,808
September
2015
5.1% 4.3% 4.0% 3,655
August
2015
5.1% 4.5% 3.9% 3,570
July
2015
5.3% 4.6% 4.2% 3,828
June
2015
5.3% 4.6% 4.2% 3,830
May
2015
5.5% 4.6% 4.3% 3,910
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

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.