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Racine, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Racine fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.6%. 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 11.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.6% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Racine unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Wisconsin 2.8% 0.0 -1.5
Racine 3.6% 0.0 -1.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 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 14,663. There are now 11,128 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Racine employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Racine, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Racine 3,535 -8 -1,638

Number of Unemployed Persons

Racine, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Racine
Unemployment Rate
Racine
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 2.8% 3.6% 3,535
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
October
2021
4.6% 3.2% 4.1% 4,053
September
2021
4.7% 3.4% 4.3% 4,281
August
2021
5.2% 3.6% 4.6% 4,558
July
2021
5.4% 3.8% 4.9% 4,825
June
2021
5.9% 4.0% 5.1% 5,016

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.