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Wenatchee, Washington Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Wenatchee fell 1.2 percentage points in May 2020 to 14.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the Washington rate. The unemployment rate in Wenatchee peaked in April 2020 at 15.4% and is now 1.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Wenatchee unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Washington 15.1% -1.2 +10.7
Wenatchee 14.2% -1.2 +9.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 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 April 2020 at 10,472. There are now 903 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 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Wenatchee 9,569 -903 +6,081

Number of Unemployed Persons

Wenatchee, Washington Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Washington
Unemployment Rate
Wenatchee
Unemployment Rate
Wenatchee
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 9.8%
May
2020
13.3% 15.1% 14.2% 9,569
April
2020
14.7% 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
3.6% 3.9% 4.8% 3,241
December
2019
3.5% 4.0% 4.8% 3,233
November
2019
3.5% 4.0% 4.8% 3,283
October
2019
3.6% 4.0% 4.9% 3,334
September
2019
3.5% 4.1% 5.0% 3,385
August
2019
3.7% 4.2% 5.1% 3,427

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.