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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 October 2018 to 2.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Fond du Lac peaked in January 2010 at 9.6% and is now 6.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.2% in February 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Fond du Lac unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Wisconsin 3.0% 0.0 -0.2
Fond du Lac 2.7% +0.1 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 February 2010 at 5,383. There are now 3,816 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,282 in February 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 285. Fond du Lac employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Fond du Lac 1,567 +49 -111

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
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.0% 2.7% 1,567
September
2018
3.7% 3.0% 2.6% 1,518
August
2018
3.9% 3.0% 2.8% 1,595
July
2018
3.9% 2.9% 2.7% 1,575
June
2018
4.0% 2.9% 2.7% 1,563
May
2018
3.8% 2.8% 2.5% 1,455
April
2018
3.9% 2.8% 2.4% 1,415
March
2018
4.1% 2.9% 2.3% 1,322
February
2018
4.1% 2.9% 2.2% 1,282
January
2018
4.1% 3.1% 2.3% 1,358
December
2017
4.1% 3.2% 2.7% 1,546

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.