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Janesville-Beloit, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Janesville fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2019 to 3.2%. 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 September 2009 at 13.5% and is now 10.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.9% in April 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Janesville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Wisconsin 2.9% -0.1 0.0
Janesville 3.2% -0.1 +0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March 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 8,446 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 232. Janesville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Janesville, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Janesville 2,728 -118 +7

Number of Unemployed Persons

Janesville, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Janesville
Unemployment Rate
Janesville
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 2.9%
February
2019
3.8% 2.9% 3.2% 2,728
January
2019
4.0% 3.0% 3.3% 2,846
December
2018
3.9% 3.0% 3.2% 2,688
November
2018
3.7% 3.0% 3.5% 2,982
October
2018
3.8% 3.0% 3.1% 2,598
September
2018
3.7% 3.0% 3.1% 2,633
August
2018
3.8% 3.0% 3.3% 2,818
July
2018
3.9% 3.0% 3.3% 2,809
June
2018
4.0% 3.1% 3.2% 2,787
May
2018
3.8% 3.1% 2.9% 2,496
April
2018
3.9% 3.0% 2.9% 2,515

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.