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

April 2017

159,817,000

3,019,047

3,147,322

184,294

160,804

142,018

March 2017

159,912,000

3,011,903

3,136,885

184,686

161,513

142,946

 Feb 2017

159,482,000

2,999,620

3,130,910

185,027

161,132

142,913

 April 2016

158,488,000

2,991,122

3,114,344

185,608

162,501

142,860

 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

 April 2017

6,555,000

111,388

100,464

10,794

9,782

7,391

March 2017

7,284,000

131,532

107,090

12,224

10,959

8,440

Feb 2017

7,887,000

142,467

117,377

12,813

11,306

9,048

 April 2016

7,413,000

111,721

127,975

12,415

11,040

8,651

 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

 April 2017

4.1

3.7

3.2

5.9

6.1

5.2

 March 2017

4.6

4.4

3.4

6.6

6.8

5.9

 Feb 2017

4.9

4.7

3.9

6.9

7.0

6.3

 April 2016

4.7

3.7

4.1

6.7

6.8

6.1

 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