Unemployment Rate - Region

This chart shows the most recent labor force and unemployment data 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

December 2018

162,510,000

3,089,811

3,105,642

188,504

165,218

144,386

November 2018

162,665,000

3,076,659

3,131,102

188,364

164,734

144,665

 October 2018

162,723,000

3,085,916

3,149,356

188,396

164,627

144,286

September 2018

161,958,000

3,043,214

3,147,177

187,811

164,157

143,439

 2017

160,319,750

3,063,604

3,151,909

186,176

162,400

143,458

 2016

159,187,866

3,036,278

3,130,520

185,874

162,219

142,035

 
  Unemployment Rate

 

 Month/Year

United States

Minnesota

Wisconsin

Northland

Arrowhead

MSA

December 2018

3.7

3.2

2.6

4.0

4.5

3.9

November 2018

3.5

2.2

2.6

3.4

3.4

3.0

October 2018

3.5

2.2

2.6

3.0

2.9

2.7

September 2018

3.6

2.2

2.6

2.9

2.8

2.7

 2017

4.4

3.5

3.3

5.2

5.3

4.8

 2016

4.9

3.9

4.0

6.2

6.3

5.7


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