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Wenatchee, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Wenatchee fell 0.2 percentage points in May 2018 to 4.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Wenatchee peaked in January 2010 at 9.4% and is now 4.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Wenatchee unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.1 -0.5
Washington 4.7% -0.1 -0.1
Wenatchee 4.8% -0.2 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2018 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 February 2010 at 5,954. There are now 2,780 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Wenatchee employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Wenatchee, Washington) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Wenatchee 3,174 -136 -146

Number of Unemployed Persons

Wenatchee, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Wenatchee
Unemployment Rate
Wenatchee
Unemployed
June
2018
4.0%
May
2018
3.8% 4.7% 4.8% 3,174
April
2018
3.9% 4.8% 5.0% 3,310
March
2018
4.1% 4.7% 5.1% 3,334
February
2018
4.1% 4.7% 4.9% 3,223
January
2018
4.1% 4.7% 4.9% 3,205
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.0% 3,333
November
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.0% 3,313
October
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.0% 3,305
September
2017
4.2% 4.7% 5.0% 3,317
August
2017
4.4% 4.8% 5.0% 3,319
July
2017
4.3% 4.8% 5.0% 3,326

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.