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Appleton, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Appleton fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2022 to 2.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Appleton peaked in April 2020 at 13.0% and is now 10.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.3% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Appleton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Wisconsin 2.8% 0.0 -1.5
Appleton 2.3% 0.0 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Appleton, Wisconsin, National

Appleton, Wisconsin monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Appleton, Wisconsin Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Appleton peaked in April 2020 at 16,756. There are now 13,720 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Appleton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Appleton, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Appleton 3,036 -18 -1,462

Number of Unemployed Persons

Appleton, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Appleton
Unemployment Rate
Appleton
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 2.8% 2.3% 3,036
March
2022
3.6% 2.8% 2.3% 3,054
February
2022
3.8% 2.9% 2.4% 3,151
January
2022
4.0% 3.0% 2.5% 3,287
December
2021
3.9% 3.1% 2.6% 3,453
November
2021
4.2% 3.1% 2.6% 3,443
October
2021
4.6% 3.2% 2.6% 3,500
September
2021
4.7% 3.4% 2.8% 3,693
August
2021
5.2% 3.6% 2.9% 3,920
July
2021
5.4% 3.8% 3.1% 4,134
June
2021
5.9% 4.0% 3.2% 4,298

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.