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Janesville-Beloit, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Janesville fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2017 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Janesville peaked in September 2009 at 13.5% and is now 10.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Janesville 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
Janesville 3.3% -0.1 -1.1
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: Janesville, Wisconsin, National

Janesville, Wisconsin monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Janesville, Wisconsin Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Janesville peaked in September 2009 at 11,174. There are now 8,350 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Janesville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Janesville, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Janesville 2,824 -152 -874

Number of Unemployed Persons

Janesville, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Janesville
Unemployment Rate
Janesville
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 3.2% 3.3% 2,824
October
2017
4.1% 3.4% 3.4% 2,976
September
2017
4.2% 3.5% 3.6% 3,158
August
2017
4.4% 3.4% 3.7% 3,243
July
2017
4.3% 3.2% 3.5% 3,085
June
2017
4.3% 3.1% 3.6% 3,125
May
2017
4.3% 3.1% 3.6% 3,079
April
2017
4.4% 3.2% 3.8% 3,248
March
2017
4.5% 3.4% 4.1% 3,561
February
2017
4.7% 3.7% 4.5% 3,888
January
2017
4.8% 3.9% 4.5% 3,780

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.