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

 Sept 2016

6,664

16,938

3,399

22,790

6,039

5,562

99,094

23,318

 August 2016

6,685

17,172

3,533

23,358

6,160

5,732

100,728

23,568

 July 2016

6,971

17,511

3,397

23,686

6,374

5,763

102,488

23,791

 Sept 2015

6,778

17,265

3,408

22,692

56,267

5,682

101,069

23,031

 2015

6,828

17,511

3,184

22,600

6,304

5,623

101,814

23,021

 2014

6,792

17,647

3,067

22,020

6,454

5,700

102,618

22,909

  Number Unemployed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Month/Year

Aitkin

Carlton

Cook

Itasca

Kooch

Lake

St. Louis

Douglas

 Sept 2016

299

733

97

1,442

414

219

4,815

1046

 August 2016

344

837

108

1,803

474

249

5,749

1,219

 July 2016

356

860

114

1,872

510

251

5,664

1,265

 Sept 2015

279

695

93

1,178

396

187

4,684

979

 2015

409

869

140

1,461

510

270

5,093

1,431

 2014

450

924

173

1,450

545

261

5,210

1,457

  Unemployment Rate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Month/Year

Aitkin

Carlton

Cook

Itasca

Kooch

Lake

St. Louis

Douglas

 Sept 2016

4.5

4.3

2.9

6.3

6.9

3.9

4.9

4.5

 August 2016

5.1

4.9

3.1

7.7

7.7

4.3

5.7

5.2

 July 2016

5.3

4.9

3.2

7.6

8.2

4.3

5.6

5.3

 Sept 2015

4.1

4.0

2.7

5.2

6.3

3.3

4.6

4.3

 2015

6.0

5.0

4.4

6.5

8.1

4.8

5.0

6.2%

 2014

6.6

5.2

5.6

6.6

8.4

4.6

5.1

6.4%


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