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Green Bay, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Green Bay fell 0.3 percentage points in November 2017 to 3.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Green Bay peaked in January 2010 at 8.9% and is now 5.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.7% in April 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Green Bay unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Wisconsin 3.2% -0.2 -0.9
Green Bay 3.1% -0.3 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Green Bay, Wisconsin, National

Green Bay, Wisconsin monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Green Bay, Wisconsin Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Green Bay peaked in February 2010 at 15,185. There are now 9,760 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,570 in April 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 855. Green Bay employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Green Bay, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Green Bay 5,425 -495 -1,245

Number of Unemployed Persons

Green Bay, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Green Bay
Unemployment Rate
Green Bay
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 3.2% 3.1% 5,425
October
2017
4.1% 3.4% 3.4% 5,920
September
2017
4.2% 3.5% 3.4% 5,953
August
2017
4.4% 3.4% 3.2% 5,677
July
2017
4.3% 3.2% 3.1% 5,381
June
2017
4.3% 3.1% 2.8% 4,944
May
2017
4.3% 3.1% 2.8% 4,767
April
2017
4.4% 3.2% 2.7% 4,570
March
2017
4.5% 3.4% 2.8% 4,797
February
2017
4.7% 3.7% 3.2% 5,559
January
2017
4.8% 3.9% 3.4% 5,871

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.