Unemployment Rate - Region

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 United States, the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin, the Northland region, the Arrowhead region, and the Duluth MN-Superior WI MSA.

 
  Labor Force

 

 Month/Year

United States

Minnesota

Wisconsin

Northland

Arrowhead

MSA

August 2017

160,863,000

3,082,329

3,185,750

188,569

164,415

144,421

July 2017

161,911,000

3,093,153

3,204,010

188,994

164,814

144,687

 June 2017

161,337,000

3,068,871

3,205,686

188,043

163,870

144,170

 August 2016

159,800,000

3,016,796

3,144,447

185,755

162,374

141,620

 2016

159,187,166

3,001,131

3,120,229

185,757

162,219

142,035

 2015

157,129,916

2,975,533

3,094,857

185,845

162,470

141,984

 
  Number Unemployed

 

 Month/Year

United States

Minnesota

Wisconsin

Northland

Arrowhead

MSA

 August 2017

7,287,000

109,940

107,344

9,242

8,161

6,743

July 2017

7,441,000

106,122

107,549

8,848

7,849

6,440

June 2017

7,250,000

112,434

111,177

9,586

8,457

6,974

 August 2016

7,996,000

113,799

125,875

10,729

9,600

7,787

 2016

7,751,000

117,040

129,196

11,511

10,226

8,115

 2015

8,296,333

110,949

141,277

9,891

8,727

7,084

 
  Unemployment Rate

 

 Month/Year

United States

Minnesota

Wisconsin

Northland

Arrowhead

MSA

August 2017

4.5

3.6

3.4

4.9

5.0

4.7

 July 2017

4.6

3.4

3.4

4.7

4.8

4.5

June 2017

4.5

3.7

3.5

5.8

5.2

4.8

August 2016

5.0

3.8

4.0

6.1

5.9

5.5

 2016

4.9

3.9

4.6

6.2

6.3

5.7

 2015

5.3

3.7

4.6

5.3

5.4

5.0


Source: Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development, State of Wisconsin