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Janesville-Beloit, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Janesville rose 0.2 percentage points in July 2019 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Janesville peaked in August 2009 at 13.5% and is now 10.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.9% in October 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Janesville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Wisconsin 3.0% +0.1 0.0
Janesville 3.3% +0.2 +0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August 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 August 2009 at 11,141. There are now 8,355 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,498 in October 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 288. Janesville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Janesville, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Janesville 2,786 +91 +97

Number of Unemployed Persons

Janesville, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Janesville
Unemployment Rate
Janesville
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.1%
July
2019
3.7% 3.0% 3.3% 2,786
June
2019
3.7% 2.9% 3.1% 2,695
May
2019
3.6% 2.8% 3.1% 2,656
April
2019
3.6% 2.8% 3.1% 2,666
March
2019
3.8% 2.9% 3.2% 2,734
February
2019
3.8% 2.9% 3.2% 2,755
January
2019
4.0% 3.0% 3.3% 2,792
December
2018
3.9% 3.0% 3.5% 3,019
November
2018
3.7% 3.0% 3.8% 3,276
October
2018
3.8% 3.0% 2.9% 2,498

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.