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Racine, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Racine fell 0.5 percentage points in February 2019 to 3.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Racine peaked in February 2010 at 11.1% and is now 8.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.0% in February 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Racine 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
Racine 3.1% -0.5 +0.1
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: Racine, Wisconsin, National

Racine, Wisconsin monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Racine, Wisconsin Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Racine peaked in February 2010 at 11,160. There are now 8,033 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,023 in March 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 104. Racine employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Racine, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Racine 3,127 -388 +79

Number of Unemployed Persons

Racine, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Racine
Unemployment Rate
Racine
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 2.9%
February
2019
3.8% 2.9% 3.1% 3,127
January
2019
4.0% 3.0% 3.6% 3,515
December
2018
3.9% 3.0% 3.6% 3,506
November
2018
3.7% 3.0% 3.9% 3,821
October
2018
3.8% 3.0% 4.1% 4,031
September
2018
3.7% 3.0% 4.0% 4,018
August
2018
3.8% 3.0% 4.0% 3,962
July
2018
3.9% 3.0% 3.7% 3,744
June
2018
4.0% 3.1% 3.7% 3,682
May
2018
3.8% 3.1% 3.4% 3,360
April
2018
3.9% 3.0% 3.1% 3,134

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.