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Wenatchee, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Wenatchee rose 0.1 percentage points in May 2021 to 5.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Wenatchee peaked in April 2020 at 15.4% and is now 10.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in January 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.8 percentage points. You can also compare Wenatchee unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.3 -7.5
Washington 5.3% -0.1 -7.2
Wenatchee 5.2% +0.1 -7.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2021 data as June 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 April 2020 at 10,522. There are now 7,098 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,792 in January 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 632. Wenatchee employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Wenatchee, Washington) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Wenatchee 3,424 +115 -5,037

Number of Unemployed Persons

Wenatchee, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Wenatchee
Unemployment Rate
Wenatchee
Unemployed
June
2021
5.9%
May
2021
5.8% 5.3% 5.2% 3,424
April
2021
6.1% 5.4% 5.1% 3,309
March
2021
6.0% 5.5% 4.9% 3,172
February
2021
6.2% 5.6% 4.8% 3,021
January
2021
6.3% 6.0% 4.4% 2,792
December
2020
6.7% 6.3% 6.3% 4,023
November
2020
6.7% 6.7% 6.6% 4,204
October
2020
6.9% 7.0% 7.0% 4,459
September
2020
7.8% 8.0% 7.5% 4,817
August
2020
8.4% 9.1% 8.3% 5,316
July
2020
10.2% 10.8% 10.8% 7,089

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.