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Eau Claire, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Eau Claire fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2022 to 2.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Eau Claire peaked in April 2020 at 12.6% and is now 9.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.7% in February 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Eau Claire unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Wisconsin 2.8% 0.0 -1.5
Eau Claire 2.7% 0.0 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 8,735 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 21. Eau Claire employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Eau Claire, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Eau Claire 2,526 +21 -1,180

Number of Unemployed Persons

Eau Claire, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Eau Claire
Unemployment Rate
Eau Claire
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 2.8% 2.7% 2,526
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
October
2021
4.6% 3.2% 2.9% 2,736
September
2021
4.7% 3.4% 3.1% 2,876
August
2021
5.2% 3.6% 3.2% 3,051
July
2021
5.4% 3.8% 3.5% 3,242
June
2021
5.9% 4.0% 3.6% 3,419

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.