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

June 2017

161,337,000

3,068,871

3,206,796

 

163,689

144,170

May 2017

159,979,000

3,026,785

3,136,471

184,472

160,834

141,881

 April 2017

159,817,000

3,019,047

3,121,316

184,282

160,779

141,994

 June 2016

160,135,000

3,020,836

3,164,710

187,034

163,404

142,206

 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

 June 2017

7,250,000

112,434

110,577

 

8,453

6,980

May 2017

6,572,000

102,046

88,059

9,074

8,207

6,434

April 2017

6,555,000

111,388

93,499

10,864

9,832

7,439

 June 2016

8,144,000

119,516

141,330

11,462

10,058

8,290

 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

June 2017

4.5

3.7

3.4

 

5.2

4.8

 May 2017

4.1

3.4

2.8

4.9

5.1

4.5

April 2017

4.1

3.7

3.0

5.9

6.1

5.2

June 2016

5.1

4.0

4.5

6.1

6.2

5.8

 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