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Janesville-Beloit, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Janesville fell 0.4 percentage points in November 2021 to 3.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points higher than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Janesville peaked in April 2020 at 17.5% and is now 13.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Janesville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Wisconsin 3.0% -0.2 -1.4
Janesville 3.9% -0.4 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 14,966. There are now 11,573 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Janesville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Janesville, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Janesville 3,393 -365 -510

Number of Unemployed Persons

Janesville, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Janesville
Unemployment Rate
Janesville
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 3.0% 3.9% 3,393
October
2021
4.6% 3.2% 4.3% 3,758
September
2021
4.7% 3.4% 4.6% 4,006
August
2021
5.2% 3.9% 4.8% 4,189
July
2021
5.4% 3.9% 4.9% 4,194
June
2021
5.9% 3.9% 4.8% 4,107
May
2021
5.8% 3.9% 4.7% 3,998
April
2021
6.0% 3.9% 4.6% 3,951
March
2021
6.0% 3.8% 4.7% 3,981
February
2021
6.2% 3.8% 5.0% 4,240
January
2021
6.4% 3.8% 5.4% 4,607

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.