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Janesville-Beloit, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Janesville fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2021 to 4.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Janesville peaked in April 2020 at 17.5% and is now 12.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in December 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Janesville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% +0.1 -8.7
Wisconsin 3.9% +0.1 -10.9
Janesville 4.6% -0.1 -12.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2021 data as May 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 11,034 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,631 in December 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 301. Janesville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Janesville, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Janesville 3,932 -49 -11,034

Number of Unemployed Persons

Janesville, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Janesville
Unemployment Rate
Janesville
Unemployed
May
2021
5.8%
April
2021
6.1% 3.9% 4.6% 3,932
March
2021
6.0% 3.8% 4.7% 3,981
February
2021
6.2% 3.8% 5.0% 4,240
January
2021
6.3% 3.8% 5.4% 4,607
December
2020
6.7% 4.0% 4.3% 3,631
November
2020
6.7% 4.4% 4.6% 3,903
October
2020
6.9% 4.8% 5.0% 4,264
September
2020
7.8% 5.2% 5.5% 4,702
August
2020
8.4% 6.1% 6.3% 5,328
July
2020
10.2% 7.2% 8.3% 7,078
June
2020
11.1% 8.6% 9.1% 7,637

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.