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Oshkosh-Neenah, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Oshkosh fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2022 to 2.8%. 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 13.6% and is now 10.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.4% in May 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Oshkosh unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.1 -0.6
Wisconsin 3.3% 0.0 +0.2
Oshkosh 2.8% 0.0 +0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2022 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 12,412. There are now 9,821 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,275 in May 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 316. Oshkosh employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Oshkosh, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Oshkosh 2,591 +9 +101

Number of Unemployed Persons

Oshkosh, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Oshkosh
Unemployment Rate
Oshkosh
Unemployed
December
2022
3.5%
November
2022
3.6% 3.3% 2.8% 2,591
October
2022
3.7% 3.3% 2.8% 2,582
September
2022
3.5% 3.2% 2.7% 2,532
August
2022
3.7% 3.1% 2.6% 2,415
July
2022
3.5% 3.0% 2.6% 2,360
June
2022
3.6% 2.9% 2.5% 2,304
May
2022
3.6% 2.9% 2.4% 2,275
April
2022
3.6% 2.8% 2.5% 2,288
March
2022
3.6% 2.8% 2.5% 2,292
February
2022
3.8% 2.9% 2.5% 2,334
January
2022
4.0% 3.0% 2.6% 2,409

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.