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Wenatchee, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Wenatchee rose 0.2 percentage points in November 2020 to 6.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Wenatchee peaked in April 2020 at 15.4% and is now 8.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.4% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Wenatchee unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Washington 6.0% 0.0 +2.0
Wenatchee 6.6% +0.2 +1.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 10,472. There are now 6,199 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Wenatchee employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Wenatchee, Washington) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Wenatchee 4,273 -29 +990

Number of Unemployed Persons

Wenatchee, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Wenatchee
Unemployment Rate
Wenatchee
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 6.0% 6.6% 4,273
October
2020
6.9% 6.0% 6.4% 4,302
September
2020
7.8% 8.3% 8.3% 5,690
August
2020
8.4% 8.4% 9.0% 5,712
July
2020
10.2% 10.2% 12.5% 7,281
June
2020
11.1% 10.0% 11.1% 6,852
May
2020
13.3% 15.1% 14.2% 9,522
April
2020
14.8% 16.3% 15.4% 10,472
March
2020
4.4% 5.1% 4.5% 3,046
February
2020
3.5% 3.8% 4.6% 3,141
January
2020
3.5% 3.9% 4.8% 3,241

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.