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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Fond du Lac rose 0.1 percentage points in August 2019 to 2.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Fond du Lac peaked in December 2009 at 9.6% and is now 6.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.4% in March 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Fond du Lac unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Wisconsin 3.1% +0.1 +0.1
Fond du Lac 2.7% +0.1 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 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 January 2010 at 5,373. There are now 3,810 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,371 in April 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 192. Fond du Lac employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Fond du Lac 1,563 +92 +11

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
2019
3.5% 3.2%
August
2019
3.7% 3.1% 2.7% 1,563
July
2019
3.7% 3.0% 2.6% 1,471
June
2019
3.7% 2.9% 2.4% 1,411
May
2019
3.6% 2.8% 2.4% 1,385
April
2019
3.6% 2.8% 2.4% 1,371
March
2019
3.8% 2.9% 2.4% 1,408
February
2019
3.8% 2.9% 2.5% 1,446
January
2019
4.0% 3.0% 2.6% 1,526
December
2018
3.9% 3.0% 2.7% 1,543
November
2018
3.7% 3.0% 2.7% 1,541
October
2018
3.8% 3.0% 2.7% 1,538

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.