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Oshkosh-Neenah, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Oshkosh fell 0.0 percentage points in May 2018 to 2.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Oshkosh peaked in January 2010 at 8.5% and is now 6.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.4% in February 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Oshkosh unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.1 -0.5
Wisconsin 2.8% 0.0 -0.5
Oshkosh 2.5% 0.0 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2018 data as June 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 February 2010 at 7,797. There are now 5,437 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,267 in February 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 93. Oshkosh employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Oshkosh, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Oshkosh 2,360 -33 -437

Number of Unemployed Persons

Oshkosh, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Oshkosh
Unemployment Rate
Oshkosh
Unemployed
June
2018
4.0%
May
2018
3.8% 2.8% 2.5% 2,360
April
2018
3.9% 2.8% 2.5% 2,393
March
2018
4.1% 2.9% 2.5% 2,349
February
2018
4.1% 2.9% 2.4% 2,267
January
2018
4.1% 3.1% 2.5% 2,394
December
2017
4.1% 3.2% 2.8% 2,610
November
2017
4.1% 3.2% 2.9% 2,704
October
2017
4.1% 3.2% 3.0% 2,783
September
2017
4.2% 3.3% 3.0% 2,854
August
2017
4.4% 3.3% 3.0% 2,883
July
2017
4.3% 3.3% 3.0% 2,855

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.