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Racine, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Racine fell 1.7 percentage points in July 2020 to 7.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Racine peaked in April 2020 at 14.4% and is now 6.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Racine unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 10.2% -0.9 +6.5
Wisconsin 7.1% -1.5 +3.7
Racine 7.6% -1.7 +3.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2020 data as August 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 April 2020 at 14,518. There are now 7,004 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Racine employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Racine, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Racine 7,514 -1,873 +3,354

Number of Unemployed Persons

Racine, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Racine
Unemployment Rate
Racine
Unemployed
August
2020
8.4% 6.2%
July
2020
10.2% 7.1% 7.6% 7,514
June
2020
11.1% 8.6% 9.3% 9,387
May
2020
13.3% 12.1% 12.8% 13,175
April
2020
14.7% 13.6% 14.4% 14,518
March
2020
4.4% 3.1% 3.7% 3,589
February
2020
3.5% 3.5% 4.3% 4,249
January
2020
3.6% 3.5% 4.4% 4,349
December
2019
3.5% 3.5% 4.4% 4,351
November
2019
3.5% 3.5% 4.4% 4,374
October
2019
3.6% 3.5% 4.4% 4,373
September
2019
3.5% 3.4% 4.4% 4,345

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.