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Racine, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Racine rose 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 4.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Racine peaked in April 2020 at 15.0% and is now 11.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.6% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Racine unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Wisconsin 3.2% +0.1 -0.2
Racine 4.0% +0.1 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 14,663. There are now 10,707 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,537 in April 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 419. Racine employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Racine, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Racine 3,956 +136 -325

Number of Unemployed Persons

Racine, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Racine
Unemployment Rate
Racine
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 3.2% 4.0% 3,956
August
2022
3.7% 3.1% 3.9% 3,820
July
2022
3.5% 3.0% 3.8% 3,704
June
2022
3.6% 2.9% 3.7% 3,643
May
2022
3.6% 2.9% 3.6% 3,601
April
2022
3.6% 2.8% 3.6% 3,537
March
2022
3.6% 2.8% 3.6% 3,543
February
2022
3.8% 2.9% 3.7% 3,643
January
2022
4.0% 3.0% 3.8% 3,800
December
2021
3.9% 3.1% 4.0% 3,999
November
2021
4.2% 3.1% 4.0% 3,988

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.