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Oshkosh-Neenah, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Oshkosh rose 0.1 percentage points in April 2021 to 3.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Oshkosh peaked in April 2020 at 14.6% and is now 11.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.1% in December 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Oshkosh unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% +0.1 -8.7
Wisconsin 3.9% +0.1 -10.9
Oshkosh 3.4% +0.1 -11.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2021 data as May 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 10,050 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,834 in December 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 311. Oshkosh employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Oshkosh, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Oshkosh 3,145 +82 -10,050

Number of Unemployed Persons

Oshkosh, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Oshkosh
Unemployment Rate
Oshkosh
Unemployed
May
2021
5.8%
April
2021
6.1% 3.9% 3.4% 3,145
March
2021
6.0% 3.8% 3.3% 3,063
February
2021
6.2% 3.8% 3.2% 2,952
January
2021
6.3% 3.8% 3.1% 2,845
December
2020
6.7% 4.0% 3.1% 2,834
November
2020
6.7% 4.4% 3.4% 3,103
October
2020
6.9% 4.8% 3.8% 3,438
September
2020
7.8% 5.2% 4.1% 3,834
August
2020
8.4% 6.1% 4.9% 4,436
July
2020
10.2% 7.2% 5.9% 5,369
June
2020
11.1% 8.6% 7.0% 6,309

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.