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Oshkosh-Neenah, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Oshkosh rose 0.1 percentage points in August 2019 to 2.7%. 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 January 2010 at 8.5% and is now 5.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.5% in March 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Oshkosh unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Wisconsin 3.1% +0.1 +0.1
Oshkosh 2.7% +0.1 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September 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 January 2010 at 7,720. There are now 5,183 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,284 in April 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 253. Oshkosh employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Oshkosh, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Oshkosh 2,537 +122 -9

Number of Unemployed Persons

Oshkosh, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Oshkosh
Unemployment Rate
Oshkosh
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 3.2%
August
2019
3.7% 3.1% 2.7% 2,537
July
2019
3.7% 3.0% 2.6% 2,415
June
2019
3.7% 2.9% 2.5% 2,334
May
2019
3.6% 2.8% 2.5% 2,300
April
2019
3.6% 2.8% 2.5% 2,284
March
2019
3.8% 2.9% 2.5% 2,326
February
2019
3.8% 2.9% 2.6% 2,385
January
2019
4.0% 3.0% 2.7% 2,502
December
2018
3.9% 3.0% 2.7% 2,531
November
2018
3.7% 3.0% 2.7% 2,527
October
2018
3.8% 3.0% 2.7% 2,524

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.