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

 Sept 2016

159,636,000

2,982,038

3,132,315

183,804

160,486

139,350

 August 2016

159,800,000

3,014,302

3,164,030

186,936

163,368

141,468

 July 2016

160,705,000

3,043,388

3,172,453

188,962

165,258

143,093

 Sept 2015

157,390,000

3,023,373

3,090,716

186,782

163,751

141,474

 2015

157,129,916

3,010,366

3,095,376

186,885

163,864

142,599

 2014

155,921,833

2,982,750

3,086,365

187,207

164,298

143,845

 
  Number Unemployed

 

 Month/Year

United States

Minnesota

Wisconsin

Northland

Arrowhead

MSA

 Sept 2016

7,658,000

110,445

109,285

9,065

8,019

6,594

August 2016

7,849,000

113,521

126,361

10,783

9,563

7,805

 July 2016

8,267,000

113,915

131,773

10,892

9,537

7,789

 Sept 2015

7,628,000

96,316

122,240

8,491

7,512

6,358

 2015

8,296,333

111,502

142,579

10,183

8,752

7,138

 2014

9,616,416

124,157

167,399

10,470

9,013

7,481

 
  Unemployment Rate

 

 Month/Year

United States

Minnesota

Wisconsin

Northland

Arrowhead

MSA

 Sept 2016

4.8

3.4

3.5

4.9

5.0

4.7

 August 2016

4.9

3.8

4.0

5.8

5.9

5.5

 July 2016

5.1

3.7

4.2

5.8

5.8

5.4

 Sept 2015

4.9

3.2

4.0

4.5

4.6

4.5

 2015

5.2

3.7

4.6

5.4

5.3

5.0

 2014

6.2

4.2

5.4

5.6

5.5

5.2


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