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

August 2017

7,166

17,602

3,241

21,988

6,243

5,510

102,665

24,154

July 2017

7,215

17,632

3,272

22,025

6,258

5,537

102,875

24,180

June 2017

7,195

17,567

3,242

21,743

6,160

5,533

102,430

24,173

 August 2016

6,964

17,265

3,403

22,003

6,136

5,629

100,974

23,381

 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

 August 2017

332

767

78

1,476

423

190

4,895

1,081

 July 2017

334

715

80

1,408

396

190

4,726

999

 June 2017

368

791

87

1,500

450

207

5,054

1,129

 August 2016

383

846

110

1,803

478

248

5,732

1,209

 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

 August 2017

4.6

4.4

2.4

6.7

6.8

3.4

4.8

4.5

 July 2017

4.6

4.1

2.4

6.4

6.3

3.4

4.6

4.1

 June 2017

5.1

4.5

2.7

6.9

7.3

3.7

4.9

4.7

 August 2016

5.5

4.9

3.2

8.2

7.8

4.4

5.7

5.2

 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