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Wausau, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Wausau fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2021 to 2.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Wausau peaked in April 2020 at 12.2% and is now 9.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Wausau unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Wisconsin 3.0% -0.2 -1.4
Wausau 2.3% -0.1 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 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 8,882. There are now 7,213 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 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Wausau 1,669 -72 -812

Number of Unemployed Persons

Wausau, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Wausau
Unemployment Rate
Wausau
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 3.0% 2.3% 1,669
October
2021
4.6% 3.2% 2.4% 1,741
September
2021
4.7% 3.4% 2.4% 1,758
August
2021
5.2% 3.9% 3.2% 2,355
July
2021
5.4% 3.9% 3.2% 2,333
June
2021
5.9% 3.9% 3.2% 2,335
May
2021
5.8% 3.9% 3.2% 2,332
April
2021
6.0% 3.9% 3.2% 2,316
March
2021
6.0% 3.8% 3.2% 2,291
February
2021
6.2% 3.8% 3.1% 2,269
January
2021
6.4% 3.8% 3.2% 2,273

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.