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Oshkosh-Neenah, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Oshkosh fell 0.3 percentage points in February 2019 to 2.4%. 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 January 2010 at 8.5% and is now 6.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.4% in February 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Oshkosh unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Wisconsin 2.9% -0.1 0.0
Oshkosh 2.4% -0.3 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March 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 5,593 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Oshkosh employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Oshkosh, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Oshkosh 2,204 -309 -63

Number of Unemployed Persons

Oshkosh, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Oshkosh
Unemployment Rate
Oshkosh
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 2.9%
February
2019
3.8% 2.9% 2.4% 2,204
January
2019
4.0% 3.0% 2.7% 2,513
December
2018
3.9% 3.0% 2.7% 2,466
November
2018
3.7% 3.0% 2.6% 2,461
October
2018
3.8% 3.0% 2.7% 2,540
September
2018
3.7% 3.0% 2.6% 2,481
August
2018
3.8% 3.0% 2.8% 2,657
July
2018
3.9% 3.0% 2.7% 2,554
June
2018
4.0% 3.1% 2.7% 2,578
May
2018
3.8% 3.1% 2.5% 2,365
April
2018
3.9% 3.0% 2.5% 2,393

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.