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Janesville-Beloit, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Janesville fell 0.2 percentage points in March 2023 to 2.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Janesville peaked in April 2020 at 16.1% and is now 13.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Janesville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate March 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -0.1
Wisconsin 2.5% -0.2 -0.3
Janesville 2.9% -0.2 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2023 data as April 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 13,845. There are now 11,329 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Janesville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Janesville, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
Janesville 2,516 -145 -386

Number of Unemployed Persons

Janesville, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Janesville
Unemployment Rate
Janesville
Unemployed
April
2023
3.4%
March
2023
3.5% 2.5% 2.9% 2,516
February
2023
3.6% 2.7% 3.1% 2,661
January
2023
3.4% 2.9% 3.3% 2,794
December
2022
3.5% 3.0% 3.4% 2,916
November
2022
3.6% 3.0% 3.4% 2,917
October
2022
3.7% 3.0% 3.4% 2,938
September
2022
3.5% 3.1% 3.5% 2,973
August
2022
3.7% 3.1% 3.5% 3,001
July
2022
3.5% 3.0% 3.5% 3,005
June
2022
3.6% 2.9% 3.5% 2,985
May
2022
3.6% 2.9% 3.5% 2,955

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.