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Green Bay, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Green Bay rose 0.2 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Green Bay peaked in April 2020 at 13.4% and is now 10.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.4% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also compare Green Bay unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Wisconsin 3.2% +0.1 -0.2
Green Bay 3.0% +0.2 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 April 2020 at 23,009. There are now 17,760 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,252 in April 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 997. Green Bay employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Green Bay, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Green Bay 5,249 +333 -136

Number of Unemployed Persons

Green Bay, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Green Bay
Unemployment Rate
Green Bay
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 3.2% 3.0% 5,249
August
2022
3.7% 3.1% 2.8% 4,916
July
2022
3.5% 3.0% 2.7% 4,665
June
2022
3.6% 2.9% 2.6% 4,475
May
2022
3.6% 2.9% 2.5% 4,344
April
2022
3.6% 2.8% 2.4% 4,252
March
2022
3.6% 2.8% 2.4% 4,256
February
2022
3.8% 2.9% 2.5% 4,428
January
2022
4.0% 3.0% 2.7% 4,714
December
2021
3.9% 3.1% 2.9% 5,021
November
2021
4.2% 3.1% 2.9% 5,004

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.