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Oshkosh-Neenah, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Oshkosh rose 0.1 percentage points in October 2016 to 3.8%. 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 4.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in May 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 October 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.9% -0.1 -0.1
Wisconsin 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Oshkosh 3.8% +0.1 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2016 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 February 2010 at 7,795. There are now 4,304 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,388 in July 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 103. Oshkosh employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Oshkosh, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Oshkosh 3,491 +89 -441

Number of Unemployed Persons

Oshkosh, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Oshkosh
Unemployment Rate
Oshkosh
Unemployed
November
2016
4.6%
October
2016
4.9% 4.1% 3.8% 3,491
September
2016
5.0% 4.1% 3.7% 3,402
August
2016
4.9% 4.2% 3.7% 3,445
July
2016
4.9% 4.2% 3.7% 3,388
June
2016
4.9% 4.2% 3.8% 3,443
May
2016
4.7% 4.2% 3.7% 3,415
April
2016
5.0% 4.4% 3.9% 3,656
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

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.