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Oshkosh-Neenah, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Oshkosh rose 0.4 percentage points in May 2015 to 4.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Oshkosh peaked in January 2010 at 8.5% and is now 4.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.1% in April 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Oshkosh unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.5% +0.1 -0.8
Wisconsin 4.6% +0.2 -0.9
Oshkosh 4.5% +0.4 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1

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 7,790. There are now 3,681 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,819 in April 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 290. Oshkosh employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Oshkosh, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Oshkosh 4,109 +290 -832

Number of Unemployed Persons

Oshkosh, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Oshkosh
Unemployment Rate
Oshkosh
Unemployed
May
2015
5.5% 4.6% 4.5% 4,109
April
2015
5.4% 4.4% 4.1% 3,819
March
2015
5.5% 4.6% 4.4% 4,036
February
2015
5.5% 4.8% 4.4% 4,074
January
2015
5.7% 5.0% 4.7% 4,343
December
2014
5.6% 5.2% 4.9% 4,584
November
2014
5.8% 5.2% 5.1% 4,682
October
2014
5.7% 5.3% 5.1% 4,749
September
2014
5.9% 5.3% 5.2% 4,807
August
2014
6.1% 5.3% 5.3% 4,869
July
2014
6.2% 5.4% 5.3% 4,866
June
2014
6.1% 5.4% 5.3% 4,879

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.