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Wenatchee, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Wenatchee fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Wenatchee peaked in April 2020 at 15.2% and is now 10.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in July 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Wenatchee unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Washington 3.7% 0.0 -1.1
Wenatchee 4.4% 0.0 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 10,761. There are now 7,809 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,951 in July 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1. Wenatchee employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Wenatchee, Washington) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Wenatchee 2,952 -8 -466

Number of Unemployed Persons

Wenatchee, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Wenatchee
Unemployment Rate
Wenatchee
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 3.7% 4.4% 2,952
August
2022
3.7% 3.7% 4.4% 2,960
July
2022
3.5% 3.7% 4.4% 2,951
June
2022
3.6% 3.8% 4.5% 3,051
May
2022
3.6% 3.9% 4.5% 3,056
April
2022
3.6% 4.1% 4.5% 3,076
March
2022
3.6% 4.1% 4.5% 3,098
February
2022
3.8% 4.3% 4.6% 3,128
January
2022
4.0% 4.4% 4.7% 3,192
December
2021
3.9% 4.5% 4.8% 3,231
November
2021
4.2% 4.5% 4.8% 3,236

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.