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Appleton, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Appleton fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2018 to 2.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Appleton peaked in December 2009 at 8.6% and is now 6.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Appleton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Wisconsin 2.9% -0.2 -0.5
Appleton 2.3% -0.2 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March 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 January 2010 at 10,900. There are now 7,867 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Appleton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Appleton, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Appleton 3,033 -257 -1,169

Number of Unemployed Persons

Appleton, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Appleton
Unemployment Rate
Appleton
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 2.9% 2.3% 3,033
January
2018
4.1% 3.1% 2.5% 3,290
December
2017
4.1% 3.2% 2.7% 3,691
November
2017
4.1% 3.2% 3.0% 4,066
October
2017
4.1% 3.2% 3.2% 4,309
September
2017
4.2% 3.3% 3.0% 4,138
August
2017
4.4% 3.3% 3.0% 4,036
July
2017
4.3% 3.3% 2.8% 3,827
June
2017
4.3% 3.3% 2.7% 3,656
May
2017
4.3% 3.3% 2.7% 3,568
April
2017
4.4% 3.3% 2.6% 3,540

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.