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Eau Claire, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Eau Claire rose 0.2 percentage points in August 2019 to 3.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Eau Claire peaked in January 2010 at 8.0% and is now 4.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.7% in March 2019, 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 August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Wisconsin 3.1% +0.1 +0.1
Eau Claire 3.1% +0.2 +0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September 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 7,206. There are now 4,341 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,482 in April 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 383. Eau Claire employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Eau Claire, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Eau Claire 2,865 +164 +210

Number of Unemployed Persons

Eau Claire, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Eau Claire
Unemployment Rate
Eau Claire
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 3.2%
August
2019
3.7% 3.1% 3.1% 2,865
July
2019
3.7% 3.0% 2.9% 2,701
June
2019
3.7% 2.9% 2.8% 2,560
May
2019
3.6% 2.8% 2.7% 2,495
April
2019
3.6% 2.8% 2.7% 2,482
March
2019
3.8% 2.9% 2.7% 2,552
February
2019
3.8% 2.9% 2.9% 2,648
January
2019
4.0% 3.0% 3.0% 2,762
December
2018
3.9% 3.0% 3.0% 2,746
November
2018
3.7% 3.0% 3.0% 2,745
October
2018
3.8% 3.0% 2.9% 2,727

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.