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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Fond du Lac fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2017 to 2.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Fond du Lac peaked in January 2010 at 9.6% and is now 6.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.6% in March 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Fond du Lac unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Wisconsin 3.2% -0.2 -0.9
Fond du Lac 2.8% -0.2 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, National

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Fond du Lac peaked in January 2010 at 5,372. There are now 3,731 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,486 in April 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 155. Fond du Lac employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Fond du Lac 1,641 -89 -407

Number of Unemployed Persons

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Fond du Lac
Unemployment Rate
Fond du Lac
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 3.2% 2.8% 1,641
October
2017
4.1% 3.4% 3.0% 1,730
September
2017
4.2% 3.5% 3.0% 1,746
August
2017
4.4% 3.4% 2.9% 1,704
July
2017
4.3% 3.2% 2.8% 1,616
June
2017
4.3% 3.1% 2.7% 1,579
May
2017
4.3% 3.1% 2.6% 1,512
April
2017
4.4% 3.2% 2.6% 1,486
March
2017
4.5% 3.4% 2.6% 1,489
February
2017
4.7% 3.7% 3.0% 1,723
January
2017
4.8% 3.9% 3.1% 1,786

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.