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Janesville-Beloit, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Janesville fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2018 to 3.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Janesville peaked in September 2009 at 13.5% and is now 10.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.9% in April 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Janesville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Wisconsin 3.0% 0.0 -0.2
Janesville 3.1% 0.0 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 September 2009 at 11,174. There are now 8,578 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,496 in May 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 100. Janesville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Janesville, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Janesville 2,596 -37 -256

Number of Unemployed Persons

Janesville, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Janesville
Unemployment Rate
Janesville
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.0% 3.1% 2,596
September
2018
3.7% 3.0% 3.1% 2,633
August
2018
3.9% 3.0% 3.3% 2,818
July
2018
3.9% 2.9% 3.3% 2,809
June
2018
4.0% 2.9% 3.2% 2,787
May
2018
3.8% 2.8% 2.9% 2,496
April
2018
3.9% 2.8% 2.9% 2,515
March
2018
4.1% 2.9% 3.1% 2,712
February
2018
4.1% 2.9% 3.1% 2,721
January
2018
4.1% 3.1% 3.1% 2,642
December
2017
4.1% 3.2% 3.1% 2,661

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.