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Eau Claire, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Eau Claire fell 0.5 percentage points in November 2020 to 4.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Eau Claire peaked in April 2020 at 12.4% and is now 7.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.7% in September 2020, 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 November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Wisconsin 5.0% -1.0 +1.5
Eau Claire 4.7% -0.5 +1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 10,886. There are now 6,522 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,312 in September 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 52. Eau Claire employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Eau Claire, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Eau Claire 4,364 -496 +1,123

Number of Unemployed Persons

Eau Claire, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Eau Claire
Unemployment Rate
Eau Claire
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 5.0% 4.7% 4,364
October
2020
6.9% 6.0% 5.2% 4,860
September
2020
7.8% 5.4% 4.7% 4,312
August
2020
8.4% 6.3% 6.0% 5,450
July
2020
10.2% 7.1% 6.9% 6,114
June
2020
11.1% 8.6% 8.2% 7,394
May
2020
13.3% 12.1% 11.3% 10,083
April
2020
14.8% 13.6% 12.4% 10,886
March
2020
4.4% 3.1% 2.9% 2,686
February
2020
3.5% 3.5% 3.5% 3,200
January
2020
3.5% 3.5% 3.6% 3,279

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.