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Wenatchee, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Wenatchee fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2019 to 5.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Wenatchee peaked in January 2010 at 9.4% and is now 4.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Wenatchee unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Washington 4.5% 0.0 -0.1
Wenatchee 5.0% 0.0 +0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Wenatchee, Washington, National

Wenatchee, Washington monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Wenatchee, Washington Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Wenatchee peaked in February 2010 at 5,954. There are now 2,485 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,041 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 428. Wenatchee employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Wenatchee, Washington) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Wenatchee 3,469 +47 +246

Number of Unemployed Persons

Wenatchee, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Wenatchee
Unemployment Rate
Wenatchee
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 4.6%
February
2019
3.8% 4.5% 5.0% 3,469
January
2019
4.0% 4.5% 5.0% 3,422
December
2018
3.9% 4.5% 5.0% 3,405
November
2018
3.7% 4.5% 4.8% 3,263
October
2018
3.8% 4.4% 4.7% 3,164
September
2018
3.7% 4.4% 4.6% 3,041
August
2018
3.8% 4.4% 4.7% 3,066
July
2018
3.9% 4.4% 4.7% 3,090
June
2018
4.0% 4.4% 4.8% 3,175
May
2018
3.8% 4.5% 4.8% 3,161
April
2018
3.9% 4.5% 5.0% 3,310

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.