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Oshkosh-Neenah, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Oshkosh fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2021 to 2.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Oshkosh peaked in April 2020 at 14.6% and is now 12.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Oshkosh unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Wisconsin 3.0% -0.2 -1.4
Oshkosh 2.3% -0.2 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 13,195. There are now 10,990 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Oshkosh employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Oshkosh, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Oshkosh 2,205 -109 -898

Number of Unemployed Persons

Oshkosh, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Oshkosh
Unemployment Rate
Oshkosh
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 3.0% 2.3% 2,205
October
2021
4.6% 3.2% 2.5% 2,314
September
2021
4.7% 3.4% 2.5% 2,362
August
2021
5.2% 3.9% 3.4% 3,185
July
2021
5.4% 3.9% 3.4% 3,183
June
2021
5.9% 3.9% 3.4% 3,208
May
2021
5.8% 3.9% 3.4% 3,203
April
2021
6.0% 3.9% 3.4% 3,155
March
2021
6.0% 3.8% 3.3% 3,063
February
2021
6.2% 3.8% 3.2% 2,952
January
2021
6.4% 3.8% 3.1% 2,845

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.