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Oshkosh-Neenah, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Oshkosh rose 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 2.7%. 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 5.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.4% in February 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Oshkosh unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Wisconsin 3.0% 0.0 -0.2
Oshkosh 2.7% +0.1 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 5,258 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 272. Oshkosh employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Oshkosh, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Oshkosh 2,539 +58 -244

Number of Unemployed Persons

Oshkosh, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Oshkosh
Unemployment Rate
Oshkosh
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.0% 2.7% 2,539
September
2018
3.7% 3.0% 2.6% 2,481
August
2018
3.9% 3.0% 2.8% 2,657
July
2018
3.9% 2.9% 2.7% 2,554
June
2018
4.0% 2.9% 2.7% 2,578
May
2018
3.8% 2.8% 2.5% 2,365
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

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.