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Racine, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Racine fell 0.3 percentage points in November 2021 to 3.8%. 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 15.9% and is now 12.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.0% in January 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.8 percentage points. You can also compare Racine unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Wisconsin 3.0% -0.2 -1.4
Racine 3.8% -0.3 -1.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 11,656 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 924. Racine employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Racine, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Racine 3,733 -266 -1,631

Number of Unemployed Persons

Racine, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Racine
Unemployment Rate
Racine
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 3.0% 3.8% 3,733
October
2021
4.6% 3.2% 4.1% 3,999
September
2021
4.7% 3.4% 4.2% 4,067
August
2021
5.2% 3.9% 5.1% 4,973
July
2021
5.4% 3.9% 5.1% 4,941
June
2021
5.9% 3.9% 5.0% 4,881
May
2021
5.8% 3.9% 4.8% 4,666
April
2021
6.0% 3.9% 4.5% 4,304
March
2021
6.0% 3.8% 4.0% 3,810
February
2021
6.2% 3.8% 3.5% 3,312
January
2021
6.4% 3.8% 3.0% 2,809

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.