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Racine, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Racine rose 0.5 percentage points in April 2021 to 4.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Racine peaked in April 2020 at 15.9% and is now 11.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.0% in January 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.5 percentage points. You can also compare Racine unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% +0.1 -8.7
Wisconsin 3.9% +0.1 -10.9
Racine 4.5% +0.5 -11.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2021 data as May 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 15,389. There are now 11,111 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,809 in January 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,469. Racine employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Racine, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Racine 4,278 +468 -11,111

Number of Unemployed Persons

Racine, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Racine
Unemployment Rate
Racine
Unemployed
May
2021
5.8%
April
2021
6.1% 3.9% 4.5% 4,278
March
2021
6.0% 3.8% 4.0% 3,810
February
2021
6.2% 3.8% 3.5% 3,312
January
2021
6.3% 3.8% 3.0% 2,809
December
2020
6.7% 4.0% 5.1% 4,924
November
2020
6.7% 4.4% 5.5% 5,364
October
2020
6.9% 4.8% 6.1% 5,939
September
2020
7.8% 5.2% 6.7% 6,653
August
2020
8.4% 6.1% 6.8% 6,537
July
2020
10.2% 7.2% 7.9% 7,614
June
2020
11.1% 8.6% 9.6% 9,278

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.