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NOTE: It looks like there won't be any metro employment/unemployment updates for the next few months. The BLS is reworking the data based on new OMB geographic delineations and won't be able to release updates until at least (and probably later than) April 21st. More here. I'll update the data as soon as it's available. Sorry folks.

Oshkosh-Neenah, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Oshkosh fell 0.0 percentage points in December 2014 to 4.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Oshkosh peaked in May 2009 at 8.1% and is now 3.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.8% in November 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Oshkosh unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate December 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.6% -0.2 -1.1
Wisconsin 5.2% 0.0 -0.9
Oshkosh 4.8% 0.0 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with December 2014 data as January 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 June 2009 at 7,822. There are now 3,192 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Oshkosh employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Oshkosh, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Oshkosh 4,630 -14 -960

Number of Unemployed Persons

Oshkosh, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Oshkosh
Unemployment Rate
Oshkosh
Unemployed
April
2015
5.4%
March
2015
5.5% 4.6%
February
2015
5.5% 4.8%
January
2015
5.7% 5.0%
December
2014
5.6% 5.2% 4.8% 4,630
November
2014
5.8% 5.2% 4.8% 4,644
October
2014
5.7% 5.3% 4.9% 4,700
September
2014
5.9% 5.3% 5.0% 4,739
August
2014
6.1% 5.3% 5.1% 4,851
July
2014
6.2% 5.4% 5.2% 4,984
June
2014
6.1% 5.4% 5.2% 4,998
May
2014
6.3% 5.5% 5.3% 5,073

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.