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Eau Claire, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Eau Claire fell 0.5 percentage points in February 2019 to 2.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Eau Claire peaked in February 2010 at 8.2% and is now 5.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.2% in February 2018, 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 February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Wisconsin 2.9% -0.1 0.0
Eau Claire 2.5% -0.5 +0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March 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 5,059 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 285. Eau Claire employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Eau Claire, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Eau Claire 2,358 -416 +285

Number of Unemployed Persons

Eau Claire, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Eau Claire
Unemployment Rate
Eau Claire
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 2.9%
February
2019
3.8% 2.9% 2.5% 2,358
January
2019
4.0% 3.0% 3.0% 2,774
December
2018
3.9% 3.0% 3.0% 2,769
November
2018
3.7% 3.0% 3.1% 2,901
October
2018
3.8% 3.0% 3.2% 3,023
September
2018
3.7% 3.0% 3.0% 2,843
August
2018
3.8% 3.0% 3.0% 2,802
July
2018
3.9% 3.0% 2.9% 2,769
June
2018
4.0% 3.1% 2.8% 2,639
May
2018
3.8% 3.1% 2.6% 2,439
April
2018
3.9% 3.0% 2.4% 2,298

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.