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Oshkosh-Neenah, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Oshkosh fell 0.1 percentage points in October 2014 to 4.9%. 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 May 2009 at 8.1% and is now 3.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Oshkosh unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.1 -1.4
Wisconsin 5.4% -0.1 -1.1
Oshkosh 4.9% -0.1 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2014 data as November 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 3,122 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Oshkosh employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Oshkosh, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Oshkosh 4,700 -39 -1,044

Number of Unemployed Persons

Oshkosh, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Oshkosh
Unemployment Rate
Oshkosh
Unemployed
November
2014
5.8% 5.2%
October
2014
5.8% 5.4% 4.9% 4,700
September
2014
5.9% 5.5% 5.0% 4,739
August
2014
6.1% 5.7% 5.1% 4,851
July
2014
6.2% 5.8% 5.2% 4,984
June
2014
6.1% 5.7% 5.2% 4,998
May
2014
6.3% 5.7% 5.3% 5,073
April
2014
6.3% 5.8% 5.4% 5,129
March
2014
6.7% 5.9% 5.4% 5,211
February
2014
6.7% 6.1% 5.5% 5,306
January
2014
6.6% 6.2% 5.6% 5,387
December
2013
6.7% 6.3% 5.9% 5,590
November
2013
7.0% 6.4% 6.0% 5,666

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.