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Racine, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Racine fell 0.3 percentage points in November 2017 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points higher than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Racine peaked in December 2009 at 11.0% and is now 6.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in April 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Racine unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Wisconsin 3.2% -0.2 -0.9
Racine 4.1% -0.3 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Racine, Wisconsin, National

Racine, Wisconsin monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Racine, Wisconsin Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Racine peaked in February 2010 at 11,106. There are now 7,013 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,634 in April 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 459. Racine employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Racine, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Racine 4,093 -335 -996

Number of Unemployed Persons

Racine, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Racine
Unemployment Rate
Racine
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 3.2% 4.1% 4,093
October
2017
4.1% 3.4% 4.4% 4,428
September
2017
4.2% 3.5% 4.6% 4,679
August
2017
4.4% 3.4% 4.6% 4,663
July
2017
4.3% 3.2% 3.9% 3,958
June
2017
4.3% 3.1% 3.8% 3,817
May
2017
4.3% 3.1% 3.7% 3,673
April
2017
4.4% 3.2% 3.7% 3,634
March
2017
4.5% 3.4% 3.8% 3,791
February
2017
4.7% 3.7% 4.4% 4,422
January
2017
4.8% 3.9% 4.5% 4,453

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.