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Eau Claire, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Eau Claire fell 1.3 percentage points in May 2020 to 11.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points lower than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Eau Claire peaked in April 2020 at 12.4% and is now 1.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Eau Claire unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Wisconsin 12.1% -1.5 +8.8
Eau Claire 11.1% -1.3 +7.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 907 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Eau Claire employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Eau Claire, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Eau Claire 9,979 -907 +6,957

Number of Unemployed Persons

Eau Claire, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Eau Claire
Unemployment Rate
Eau Claire
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 8.5%
May
2020
13.3% 12.1% 11.1% 9,979
April
2020
14.7% 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
3.6% 3.5% 3.6% 3,279
December
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.6% 3,278
November
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.5% 3,241
October
2019
3.6% 3.5% 3.5% 3,203
September
2019
3.5% 3.4% 3.4% 3,167
August
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.4% 3,137

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.