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Oshkosh-Neenah, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Oshkosh rose 0.1 percentage points in August 2017 to 3.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Oshkosh peaked in January 2010 at 8.5% and is now 5.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.8% in April 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Oshkosh unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.4% +0.1 -0.5
Wisconsin 3.4% +0.2 -0.8
Oshkosh 3.1% +0.1 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2017 data as September 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 4,846 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,592 in April 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 357. Oshkosh employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Oshkosh, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Oshkosh 2,949 +144 -495

Number of Unemployed Persons

Oshkosh, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Oshkosh
Unemployment Rate
Oshkosh
Unemployed
September
2017
4.2% 3.5%
August
2017
4.4% 3.4% 3.1% 2,949
July
2017
4.3% 3.2% 3.0% 2,805
June
2017
4.4% 3.1% 2.9% 2,705
May
2017
4.3% 3.1% 2.8% 2,596
April
2017
4.4% 3.2% 2.8% 2,592
March
2017
4.5% 3.4% 2.9% 2,702
February
2017
4.7% 3.7% 3.3% 3,099
January
2017
4.8% 3.9% 3.4% 3,143
December
2016
4.7% 4.1% 3.6% 3,379
November
2016
4.6% 4.1% 3.7% 3,480
October
2016
4.8% 4.2% 3.8% 3,557

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.