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Oshkosh-Neenah, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Oshkosh fell 1.2 percentage points in January 2021 to 3.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Oshkosh peaked in April 2020 at 13.7% and is now 10.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Oshkosh unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.3% -0.4 +2.8
Wisconsin 3.8% -0.2 +0.5
Oshkosh 3.4% -1.2 +0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2021 data as February 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 9,360 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Oshkosh employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Oshkosh, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Oshkosh 3,077 -1,218 +168

Number of Unemployed Persons

Oshkosh, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Oshkosh
Unemployment Rate
Oshkosh
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 3.8%
January
2021
6.3% 3.8% 3.4% 3,077
December
2020
6.7% 4.0% 4.6% 4,295
November
2020
6.7% 4.4% 4.2% 3,936
October
2020
6.9% 4.8% 4.8% 4,437
September
2020
7.8% 5.2% 4.0% 3,736
August
2020
8.4% 6.1% 5.1% 4,618
July
2020
10.2% 7.2% 6.1% 5,409
June
2020
11.1% 8.6% 7.6% 6,822
May
2020
13.3% 10.4% 11.3% 10,300
April
2020
14.8% 14.8% 13.7% 12,437

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.