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Racine, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Racine fell 1.5 percentage points in January 2021 to 4.6%. 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 14.4% and is now 9.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Racine unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.3% -0.4 +2.8
Wisconsin 3.8% -0.2 +0.5
Racine 4.6% -1.5 +0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2021 data as February 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 10,151 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Racine employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Racine, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Racine 4,367 -1,878 +18

Number of Unemployed Persons

Racine, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Racine
Unemployment Rate
Racine
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 3.8%
January
2021
6.3% 3.8% 4.6% 4,367
December
2020
6.7% 4.0% 6.1% 6,245
November
2020
6.7% 4.4% 6.0% 6,115
October
2020
6.9% 4.8% 7.2% 7,529
September
2020
7.8% 5.2% 6.3% 6,487
August
2020
8.4% 6.1% 7.3% 7,354
July
2020
10.2% 7.2% 7.8% 7,698
June
2020
11.1% 8.6% 9.3% 9,387
May
2020
13.3% 10.4% 12.8% 13,175
April
2020
14.8% 14.8% 14.4% 14,518

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.