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Janesville-Beloit, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Janesville fell 2.1 percentage points in May 2020 to 14.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.2 percentage points higher than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Janesville peaked in April 2020 at 16.3% and is now 2.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Janesville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Wisconsin 12.0% -1.6 +8.7
Janesville 14.2% -2.1 +10.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 14,035. There are now 1,946 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Janesville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Janesville, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Janesville 12,089 -1,946 +8,973

Number of Unemployed Persons

Janesville, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Janesville
Unemployment Rate
Janesville
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 12.0% 14.2% 12,089
April
2020
14.7% 13.6% 16.3% 14,035
March
2020
4.4% 3.1% 3.9% 3,320
February
2020
3.5% 3.5% 4.1% 3,483
January
2020
3.6% 3.5% 4.1% 3,491
December
2019
3.5% 3.5% 4.0% 3,376
November
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.9% 3,370
October
2019
3.6% 3.5% 3.9% 3,359
September
2019
3.5% 3.4% 3.9% 3,340
August
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.9% 3,310
July
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.8% 3,261

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.