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Appleton, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Appleton fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2021 to 2.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Appleton peaked in April 2020 at 14.0% and is now 11.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Appleton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Wisconsin 3.0% -0.2 -1.4
Appleton 2.3% -0.1 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 17,862. There are now 14,830 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Appleton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Appleton, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Appleton 3,032 -131 -1,526

Number of Unemployed Persons

Appleton, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Appleton
Unemployment Rate
Appleton
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 3.0% 2.3% 3,032
October
2021
4.6% 3.2% 2.4% 3,163
September
2021
4.7% 3.4% 2.4% 3,198
August
2021
5.2% 3.9% 3.3% 4,309
July
2021
5.4% 3.9% 3.2% 4,274
June
2021
5.9% 3.9% 3.3% 4,284
May
2021
5.8% 3.9% 3.3% 4,278
April
2021
6.0% 3.9% 3.2% 4,253
March
2021
6.0% 3.8% 3.2% 4,195
February
2021
6.2% 3.8% 3.2% 4,126
January
2021
6.4% 3.8% 3.1% 4,116

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.