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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Fond du Lac fell 1.2 percentage points in August 2020 to 4.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.6 percentage points lower than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Fond du Lac peaked in April 2020 at 15.4% and is now 10.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Fond du Lac unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 8.4% -1.8 +4.7
Wisconsin 6.3% -0.8 +2.9
Fond du Lac 4.7% -1.2 +1.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2020 data as September metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, National

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Fond du Lac peaked in April 2020 at 8,919. There are now 6,269 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Fond du Lac employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Fond du Lac 2,650 -660 +869

Number of Unemployed Persons

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Fond du Lac
Unemployment Rate
Fond du Lac
Unemployed
September
2020
7.9% 5.4%
August
2020
8.4% 6.3% 4.7% 2,650
July
2020
10.2% 7.1% 5.9% 3,310
June
2020
11.1% 8.6% 8.1% 4,716
May
2020
13.3% 12.1% 11.7% 6,875
April
2020
14.7% 13.6% 15.4% 8,919
March
2020
4.4% 3.1% 2.9% 1,666
February
2020
3.5% 3.5% 3.0% 1,741
January
2020
3.6% 3.5% 3.1% 1,793
December
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.1% 1,779
November
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.1% 1,787
October
2019
3.6% 3.5% 3.1% 1,794

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.