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Janesville-Beloit, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Janesville rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2022 to 3.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Janesville peaked in April 2020 at 16.4% and is now 12.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in April 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Janesville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Wisconsin 3.0% +0.1 -0.8
Janesville 3.6% +0.1 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 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 April 2020 at 14,060. There are now 10,976 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,070 in June 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 14. Janesville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Janesville, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Janesville 3,084 +14 -861

Number of Unemployed Persons

Janesville, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Janesville
Unemployment Rate
Janesville
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 3.0% 3.6% 3,084
June
2022
3.6% 2.9% 3.5% 3,070
May
2022
3.6% 2.9% 3.5% 3,093
April
2022
3.6% 2.8% 3.5% 3,100
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

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.