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Oshkosh-Neenah, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Oshkosh fell 0.4 percentage points in January 2017 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Oshkosh peaked in January 2010 at 8.5% and is now 5.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Oshkosh unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate January 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.8% +0.1 -0.1
Wisconsin 3.9% -0.2 -0.4
Oshkosh 3.3% -0.4 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2017 data as February metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Oshkosh, Wisconsin, National

Oshkosh, Wisconsin monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Oshkosh, Wisconsin Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Oshkosh peaked in February 2010 at 7,795. There are now 4,703 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Oshkosh employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Oshkosh, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Oshkosh 3,092 -318 -782

Number of Unemployed Persons

Oshkosh, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Oshkosh
Unemployment Rate
Oshkosh
Unemployed
February
2017
4.7%
January
2017
4.8% 3.9% 3.3% 3,092
December
2016
4.7% 4.1% 3.7% 3,410
November
2016
4.6% 4.1% 3.8% 3,491
October
2016
4.8% 4.2% 3.8% 3,498
September
2016
4.9% 4.2% 3.7% 3,402
August
2016
4.9% 4.2% 3.7% 3,445
July
2016
4.9% 4.2% 3.7% 3,388
June
2016
4.9% 4.2% 3.8% 3,443
May
2016
4.7% 4.1% 3.7% 3,415
April
2016
5.0% 4.1% 3.9% 3,656
March
2016
5.0% 4.1% 3.8% 3,584

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.