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Wenatchee, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Wenatchee rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2019 to 5.2%. 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 January 2010 at 9.4% and is now 4.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.7% in March 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Wenatchee unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Washington 4.6% 0.0 +0.2
Wenatchee 5.2% +0.1 +0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August 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 5,935. There are now 2,371 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,134 in May 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 430. Wenatchee employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Wenatchee, Washington) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Wenatchee 3,564 +63 +400

Number of Unemployed Persons

Wenatchee, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Wenatchee
Unemployment Rate
Wenatchee
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 4.6%
July
2019
3.7% 4.6% 5.2% 3,564
June
2019
3.7% 4.6% 5.1% 3,501
May
2019
3.6% 4.6% 5.0% 3,458
April
2019
3.6% 4.7% 5.1% 3,484
March
2019
3.8% 4.6% 5.0% 3,444
February
2019
3.8% 4.5% 4.9% 3,376
January
2019
4.0% 4.5% 4.9% 3,335
December
2018
3.9% 4.5% 4.9% 3,302
November
2018
3.7% 4.5% 4.9% 3,306
October
2018
3.8% 4.4% 4.8% 3,294

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.