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Oshkosh-Neenah, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Oshkosh rose 0.1 percentage points in April 2016 to 3.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Oshkosh peaked in January 2010 at 8.5% and is now 4.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.8% in March 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Oshkosh unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.0% 0.0 -0.4
Wisconsin 4.4% -0.1 -0.2
Oshkosh 3.9% +0.1 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2016 data as May 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 4,156 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,584 in March 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 55. Oshkosh employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Oshkosh, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Oshkosh 3,639 +55 -307

Number of Unemployed Persons

Oshkosh, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Oshkosh
Unemployment Rate
Oshkosh
Unemployed
May
2016
4.7% 4.2%
April
2016
5.0% 4.4% 3.9% 3,639
March
2016
5.0% 4.5% 3.8% 3,584
February
2016
4.9% 4.6% 4.0% 3,747
January
2016
4.9% 4.6% 4.2% 3,874
December
2015
5.0% 4.6% 4.3% 3,931
November
2015
5.0% 4.6% 4.3% 3,965
October
2015
5.0% 4.6% 4.3% 3,932
September
2015
5.1% 4.6% 4.2% 3,850
August
2015
5.1% 4.6% 4.2% 3,800
July
2015
5.3% 4.6% 4.2% 3,819
June
2015
5.3% 4.6% 4.3% 3,909

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.