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

April 2017

6,997

17,448

2,875

21,261

6,031

5,112

101,080

23,490

March 2017

7,029

17,632

2,784

21,370

6,067

5,031

101,600

23,713

Feb 2017

7,018

17,593

2,816

21,254

5,972

5,054

101,425

23,895

 April 2016

7,035

17,479

2,930

21,839

6,074

5,320

101,824

23,557

 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

 April 2017

536

963

152

1,878

585

252

5,416

1,012

 March 2017

665

1,167

169

2,116

556

277

6,009

1,265

 Feb 2017

685

1,208

183

2,087

500

310

6,333

1,507

 April 2016

533

1,006

172

2,060

616

383

6,270

1,375

 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

 April 2017

7.7

5.5

5.3

8.8

9.7

4.9

5.4

4.3

 March 2017

9.5

6.6

6.1

9.9

9.2

5.5

5.9

5.3

 Feb 2017

9.8

6.9

6.5

9.8

8.4

6.1

6.2

6.3

 April 2016

7.6

5.8

5.9

9.4

10.1

7.2

6.2

5.8

 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