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Eau Claire, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Eau Claire rose 0.1 percentage points in November 2014 to 4.9%. 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 December 2009 at 7.8% and is now 2.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.8% in October 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Eau Claire unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% +0.1 -1.2
Wisconsin 5.2% -0.2 -1.2
Eau Claire 4.9% +0.1 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2014 data as December 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 January 2010 at 7,073. There are now 2,537 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,445 in October 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 91. Eau Claire employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Eau Claire, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Eau Claire 4,536 +91 -754

Number of Unemployed Persons

Eau Claire, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Eau Claire
Unemployment Rate
Eau Claire
Unemployed
December
2014
5.6% 5.2%
November
2014
5.8% 5.2% 4.9% 4,536
October
2014
5.7% 5.4% 4.8% 4,445
September
2014
5.9% 5.5% 4.9% 4,458
August
2014
6.1% 5.7% 5.0% 4,544
July
2014
6.2% 5.8% 5.1% 4,637
June
2014
6.1% 5.7% 5.1% 4,595
May
2014
6.3% 5.7% 5.1% 4,670
April
2014
6.2% 5.8% 5.2% 4,760
March
2014
6.6% 5.9% 5.2% 4,803
February
2014
6.7% 6.1% 5.4% 4,916
January
2014
6.6% 6.2% 5.5% 5,050

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.