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La Crosse-Onalaska, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for La Crosse fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2017 to 2.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in La Crosse peaked in September 2009 at 7.5% and is now 4.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare La Crosse 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
La Crosse 2.7% -0.1 -1.0
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: La Crosse, Wisconsin, National

La Crosse, Wisconsin monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

La Crosse, Wisconsin Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in La Crosse peaked in October 2009 at 5,825. There are now 3,709 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. La Crosse employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in La Crosse, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
La Crosse 2,116 -152 -768

Number of Unemployed Persons

La Crosse, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
La Crosse
Unemployment Rate
La Crosse
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 3.2% 2.7% 2,116
October
2017
4.1% 3.4% 2.8% 2,268
September
2017
4.2% 3.5% 3.0% 2,395
August
2017
4.4% 3.4% 3.0% 2,389
July
2017
4.3% 3.2% 3.0% 2,390
June
2017
4.3% 3.1% 3.0% 2,357
May
2017
4.3% 3.1% 2.9% 2,268
April
2017
4.4% 3.2% 3.0% 2,355
March
2017
4.5% 3.4% 3.2% 2,515
February
2017
4.7% 3.7% 3.5% 2,785
January
2017
4.8% 3.9% 3.6% 2,824

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.