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Racine, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Racine fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2019 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Racine peaked in December 2009 at 11.0% and is now 7.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Racine unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -0.3
Wisconsin 2.8% -0.1 -0.2
Racine 3.3% -0.1 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2019 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 February 2010 at 10,980. There are now 7,718 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 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Racine 3,262 -115 -208

Number of Unemployed Persons

Racine, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Racine
Unemployment Rate
Racine
Unemployed
May
2019
3.6%
April
2019
3.6% 2.8% 3.3% 3,262
March
2019
3.8% 2.9% 3.4% 3,377
February
2019
3.8% 2.9% 3.5% 3,487
January
2019
4.0% 3.0% 3.7% 3,651
December
2018
3.9% 3.0% 3.7% 3,701
November
2018
3.7% 3.0% 3.7% 3,707
October
2018
3.8% 3.0% 3.7% 3,724
September
2018
3.7% 3.0% 3.8% 3,736
August
2018
3.8% 3.0% 3.7% 3,727
July
2018
3.9% 3.0% 3.7% 3,688
June
2018
4.0% 3.1% 3.6% 3,622

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.