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Oshkosh-Neenah, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Oshkosh rose 0.1 percentage points in December 2015 to 4.2%. 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 4.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in August 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Oshkosh unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.0% 0.0 -0.6
Wisconsin 4.3% +0.1 -0.9
Oshkosh 4.2% +0.1 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with December 2015 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 February 2010 at 7,790. There are now 3,894 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,520 in August 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 376. Oshkosh employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Oshkosh, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Oshkosh 3,896 +97 -688

Number of Unemployed Persons

Oshkosh, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Oshkosh
Unemployment Rate
Oshkosh
Unemployed
January
2016
4.9%
December
2015
5.0% 4.3% 4.2% 3,896
November
2015
5.0% 4.2% 4.1% 3,799
October
2015
5.0% 4.3% 3.9% 3,650
September
2015
5.1% 4.3% 3.9% 3,550
August
2015
5.1% 4.5% 3.9% 3,520
July
2015
5.3% 4.6% 4.1% 3,775
June
2015
5.3% 4.6% 4.3% 3,906
May
2015
5.5% 4.6% 4.5% 4,115
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

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.