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Wenatchee, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Wenatchee fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2021 to 5.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Wenatchee peaked in April 2020 at 15.4% and is now 10.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.0% in January 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Wenatchee unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Washington 5.6% -0.4 +1.5
Wenatchee 5.0% 0.0 +0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 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 April 2020 at 10,472. There are now 7,189 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,276 in January 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 7. Wenatchee employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Wenatchee, Washington) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Wenatchee 3,283 +7 +142

Number of Unemployed Persons

Wenatchee, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Wenatchee
Unemployment Rate
Wenatchee
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 5.6% 5.0% 3,283
January
2021
6.3% 6.0% 5.0% 3,276
December
2020
6.7% 6.3% 6.0% 4,161
November
2020
6.7% 6.7% 6.5% 4,172
October
2020
6.9% 7.0% 6.4% 4,302
September
2020
7.8% 8.0% 8.3% 5,690
August
2020
8.4% 9.1% 9.0% 5,712
July
2020
10.2% 10.8% 12.5% 7,281
June
2020
11.1% 10.8% 11.1% 6,852
May
2020
13.3% 12.5% 14.2% 9,522
April
2020
14.8% 16.3% 15.4% 10,472

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.