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Janesville-Beloit, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Janesville fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2018 to 3.0%. 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 10.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.0% in December 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Janesville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Wisconsin 2.9% -0.2 -0.5
Janesville 3.0% 0.0 -1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 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 8,538 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,570 in January 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 66. Janesville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Janesville, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Janesville 2,636 +66 -1,252

Number of Unemployed Persons

Janesville, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Janesville
Unemployment Rate
Janesville
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1% 2.9%
February
2018
4.1% 2.9% 3.0% 2,636
January
2018
4.1% 3.1% 3.0% 2,570
December
2017
4.1% 3.2% 3.0% 2,640
November
2017
4.1% 3.2% 3.3% 2,822
October
2017
4.1% 3.2% 3.4% 2,976
September
2017
4.2% 3.3% 3.6% 3,158
August
2017
4.4% 3.3% 3.7% 3,243
July
2017
4.3% 3.3% 3.5% 3,085
June
2017
4.3% 3.3% 3.6% 3,125
May
2017
4.3% 3.3% 3.6% 3,079
April
2017
4.4% 3.3% 3.8% 3,248

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.