Unemployment Rate - County

We track unemployment by offering the following numbers: labor force, number of unemployed, and the unenmployment rate. This chart shows the most recent unemployment comparisons for the eight counties in the Northland.

 
  Unemployment - County

 

  Labor Force

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Month/Year

Aitkin

Carlton

Cook

Itasca

Kooch

Lake

St. Louis

Douglas

June 2017

7,120

17,560

3,206

21,726

6,214

5,461

102,402

 

May 2017

7,039

17,362

2,968

21,250

6,065

5,218

100,932

23,638

April 2017

6,998

17,446

2,874

21,268

6,033

5,115

101,045

23,503

 June 2016

7,111

17,339

3,287

22,522

6,335

5,573

101,237

23,630

 2016

7,013

17,409

3,056

21,851

6,159

5,373

101,358

23,538

 2015

6,820

17,440

3,130

22,133

6,209

5,568

101,170

23,375

  Number Unemployed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Month/Year

Aitkin

Carlton

Cook

Itasca

Kooch

Lake

St. Louis

Douglas

 June 2017

366

789

87

1,495

452

209

5,055

 

 May 2017

384

790

107

1,468

475

211

4,772

867

 April 2017

538

971

152

1,891

588

256

5,436

1,032

 June 2016

421

908

119

1,847

523

262

5,978

1,404

 2016

492

942

140

1,892

525

347

5,888

1,285

 2015

448

864

138

1,444

508

268

5,057

1,164

  Unemployment Rate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Month/Year

Aitkin

Carlton

Cook

Itasca

Kooch

Lake

St. Louis

Douglas

 June 2017

5.1

4.5

2.7

6.9

7.3

3.8

4.9

 

 May 2017

5.5

4.6

3.6

6.9

7.8

4.0

4.7

3.7

 April 2017

7.7

5.6

5.3

8.9

9.7

5.0

5.4

4.4

 June 2016

5.9

5.2

3.6

9.4

8.3

4.7

5.9

5.9

 2016

7.0

5.4

4.6

8.7

8.5

6.5

5.8

5.5

 2015

6.6

5.0

4.4

6.5

8.2

4.8

5.0

5.0


Source: Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development; State of Wisconsin WorkNet