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Eau Claire, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Eau Claire rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2016 to 3.9%. 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 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 July 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.9% 0.0 -0.4
Wisconsin 4.2% 0.0 -0.4
Eau Claire 3.9% +0.1 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2016 data as August 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 3,748 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 141. Eau Claire employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Eau Claire, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Eau Claire 3,585 +82 -108

Number of Unemployed Persons

Eau Claire, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Eau Claire
Unemployment Rate
Eau Claire
Unemployed
August
2016
4.9% 4.2%
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
January
2016
4.9% 4.6% 4.3% 3,967
December
2015
5.0% 4.6% 4.3% 3,992
November
2015
5.0% 4.6% 4.4% 4,003
October
2015
5.0% 4.6% 4.3% 3,956
September
2015
5.1% 4.6% 4.2% 3,816

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.