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Sheboygan, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Sheboygan rose 0.1 percentage points in October 2019 to 2.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Sheboygan peaked in January 2010 at 10.0% and is now 7.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.2% in April 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Sheboygan 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
Sheboygan 2.7% +0.1 +0.2
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: Sheboygan, Wisconsin, National

Sheboygan, Wisconsin monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Sheboygan, Wisconsin Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Sheboygan peaked in February 2010 at 6,278. There are now 4,573 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,402 in April 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 303. Sheboygan employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Sheboygan, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Sheboygan 1,705 +46 +124

Number of Unemployed Persons

Sheboygan, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Sheboygan
Unemployment Rate
Sheboygan
Unemployed
November
2019
3.5%
October
2019
3.6% 3.3% 2.7% 1,705
September
2019
3.5% 3.2% 2.6% 1,659
August
2019
3.7% 3.1% 2.5% 1,586
July
2019
3.7% 3.0% 2.4% 1,506
June
2019
3.7% 2.9% 2.3% 1,448
May
2019
3.6% 2.8% 2.2% 1,411
April
2019
3.6% 2.8% 2.2% 1,402
March
2019
3.8% 2.9% 2.3% 1,433
February
2019
3.8% 2.9% 2.3% 1,475
January
2019
4.0% 3.0% 2.5% 1,556
December
2018
3.9% 3.0% 2.5% 1,583

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.