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Oshkosh-Neenah, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Oshkosh fell 1.0 percentage points in August 2020 to 5.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points lower than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Oshkosh peaked in April 2020 at 13.7% and is now 8.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Oshkosh unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 8.4% -1.8 +4.7
Wisconsin 6.3% -0.8 +2.9
Oshkosh 5.1% -1.0 +2.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2020 data as September metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Oshkosh, Wisconsin, National

Oshkosh, Wisconsin monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Oshkosh, Wisconsin Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Oshkosh peaked in April 2020 at 12,437. There are now 7,867 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Oshkosh employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Oshkosh, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Oshkosh 4,570 -839 +1,714

Number of Unemployed Persons

Oshkosh, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Oshkosh
Unemployment Rate
Oshkosh
Unemployed
September
2020
7.9% 5.4%
August
2020
8.4% 6.3% 5.1% 4,570
July
2020
10.2% 7.1% 6.1% 5,409
June
2020
11.1% 8.6% 7.6% 6,822
May
2020
13.3% 12.1% 11.3% 10,300
April
2020
14.7% 13.6% 13.7% 12,437
March
2020
4.4% 3.1% 3.0% 2,693
February
2020
3.5% 3.5% 3.1% 2,836
January
2020
3.6% 3.5% 3.2% 2,909
December
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.2% 2,914
November
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.2% 2,905
October
2019
3.6% 3.5% 3.2% 2,894

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.