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Eau Claire, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Eau Claire rose 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.0%. 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 April 2020 at 12.6% and is now 9.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.7% in February 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Eau Claire unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Wisconsin 3.2% +0.1 -0.2
Eau Claire 3.0% +0.1 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 April 2020 at 11,261. There are now 8,480 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,505 in March 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 276. Eau Claire employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Eau Claire, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Eau Claire 2,781 +113 -95

Number of Unemployed Persons

Eau Claire, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Eau Claire
Unemployment Rate
Eau Claire
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 3.2% 3.0% 2,781
August
2022
3.7% 3.1% 2.9% 2,668
July
2022
3.5% 3.0% 2.8% 2,602
June
2022
3.6% 2.9% 2.7% 2,554
May
2022
3.6% 2.9% 2.7% 2,532
April
2022
3.6% 2.8% 2.7% 2,528
March
2022
3.6% 2.8% 2.7% 2,505
February
2022
3.8% 2.9% 2.7% 2,540
January
2022
4.0% 3.0% 2.8% 2,608
December
2021
3.9% 3.1% 2.9% 2,713
November
2021
4.2% 3.1% 2.9% 2,702

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.