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Janesville-Beloit, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Janesville fell 1.3 percentage points in January 2021 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Janesville peaked in April 2020 at 16.3% and is now 12.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Janesville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.3% -0.4 +2.8
Wisconsin 3.8% -0.2 +0.5
Janesville 4.2% -1.3 +0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2021 data as February 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 10,508 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Janesville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Janesville, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Janesville 3,527 -1,149 +36

Number of Unemployed Persons

Janesville, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Janesville
Unemployment Rate
Janesville
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 3.8%
January
2021
6.3% 3.8% 4.2% 3,527
December
2020
6.7% 4.0% 5.5% 4,676
November
2020
6.7% 4.4% 5.4% 4,607
October
2020
6.9% 4.8% 6.2% 5,341
September
2020
7.8% 5.2% 6.2% 5,347
August
2020
8.4% 6.1% 7.6% 6,396
July
2020
10.2% 7.2% 8.1% 6,594
June
2020
11.1% 8.6% 9.9% 8,255
May
2020
13.3% 10.4% 14.5% 12,220
April
2020
14.8% 14.8% 16.3% 14,035

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.