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Racine, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Racine rose 0.2 percentage points in October 2019 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points higher than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Racine peaked in December 2009 at 11.0% and is now 6.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.3% in April 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.9 percentage points. You can also compare Racine unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% +0.1 -0.2
Wisconsin 3.3% +0.1 +0.3
Racine 4.2% +0.2 +0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2019 data as November 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 6,821 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,257 in May 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 902. Racine employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Racine, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Racine 4,159 +177 +435

Number of Unemployed Persons

Racine, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Racine
Unemployment Rate
Racine
Unemployed
November
2019
3.5%
October
2019
3.6% 3.3% 4.2% 4,159
September
2019
3.5% 3.2% 4.0% 3,982
August
2019
3.7% 3.1% 3.8% 3,744
July
2019
3.7% 3.0% 3.5% 3,510
June
2019
3.7% 2.9% 3.4% 3,336
May
2019
3.6% 2.8% 3.3% 3,257
April
2019
3.6% 2.8% 3.3% 3,268
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

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.