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Wausau, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Wausau fell 0.5 percentage points in November 2020 to 4.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points lower than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Wausau peaked in April 2020 at 11.9% and is now 7.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in September 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Wausau unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Wisconsin 5.0% -1.0 +1.5
Wausau 4.0% -0.5 +0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Wausau, Wisconsin, National

Wausau, Wisconsin monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Wausau, Wisconsin Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Wausau peaked in April 2020 at 8,492. There are now 5,571 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Wausau employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Wausau, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Wausau 2,921 -430 +668

Number of Unemployed Persons

Wausau, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Wausau
Unemployment Rate
Wausau
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 5.0% 4.0% 2,921
October
2020
6.9% 6.0% 4.5% 3,351
September
2020
7.8% 5.4% 4.0% 3,019
August
2020
8.4% 6.3% 4.7% 3,451
July
2020
10.2% 7.1% 5.6% 4,012
June
2020
11.1% 8.6% 6.8% 4,999
May
2020
13.3% 12.1% 9.7% 7,141
April
2020
14.8% 13.6% 11.9% 8,492
March
2020
4.4% 3.1% 2.8% 2,057
February
2020
3.5% 3.5% 3.0% 2,189
January
2020
3.5% 3.5% 3.1% 2,265

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.