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Janesville-Beloit, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Janesville fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Janesville peaked in April 2020 at 16.4% and is now 12.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Janesville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Wisconsin 2.8% 0.0 -1.5
Janesville 3.5% -0.1 -1.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Janesville, Wisconsin, National

Janesville, Wisconsin monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Janesville, Wisconsin Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Janesville peaked in April 2020 at 14,060. There are now 10,961 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Janesville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Janesville, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Janesville 3,099 -19 -1,179

Number of Unemployed Persons

Janesville, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Janesville
Unemployment Rate
Janesville
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 2.8% 3.5% 3,099
March
2022
3.6% 2.8% 3.6% 3,118
February
2022
3.8% 2.9% 3.6% 3,136
January
2022
4.0% 3.0% 3.7% 3,240
December
2021
3.9% 3.1% 3.8% 3,354
November
2021
4.2% 3.1% 3.8% 3,336
October
2021
4.6% 3.2% 3.9% 3,360
September
2021
4.7% 3.4% 4.0% 3,517
August
2021
5.2% 3.6% 4.3% 3,730
July
2021
5.4% 3.8% 4.5% 3,945
June
2021
5.9% 4.0% 4.7% 4,115

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.