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Eau Claire, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Eau Claire rose 0.2 percentage points in May 2018 to 2.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Eau Claire peaked in February 2010 at 8.2% and is now 5.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.2% in February 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Eau Claire unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.1 -0.5
Wisconsin 2.8% 0.0 -0.5
Eau Claire 2.6% +0.2 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2018 data as June metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, National

Eau Claire, Wisconsin monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Eau Claire, Wisconsin Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Eau Claire peaked in February 2010 at 7,417. There are now 4,980 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,073 in February 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 364. Eau Claire employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Eau Claire, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Eau Claire 2,437 +139 -425

Number of Unemployed Persons

Eau Claire, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Eau Claire
Unemployment Rate
Eau Claire
Unemployed
June
2018
4.0%
May
2018
3.8% 2.8% 2.6% 2,437
April
2018
3.9% 2.8% 2.4% 2,298
March
2018
4.1% 2.9% 2.3% 2,138
February
2018
4.1% 2.9% 2.2% 2,073
January
2018
4.1% 3.1% 2.5% 2,324
December
2017
4.1% 3.2% 3.0% 2,809
November
2017
4.1% 3.2% 3.1% 2,930
October
2017
4.1% 3.2% 3.3% 3,040
September
2017
4.2% 3.3% 3.3% 3,074
August
2017
4.4% 3.3% 3.2% 3,014
July
2017
4.3% 3.3% 3.1% 2,934

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.