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Green Bay, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Green Bay rose 0.2 percentage points in August 2019 to 3.0%. 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 8.8% and is now 5.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.4% in April 2019, 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 August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Wisconsin 3.1% +0.1 +0.1
Green Bay 3.0% +0.2 +0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September 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 15,045. There are now 9,785 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,288 in April 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 972. Green Bay employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Green Bay, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Green Bay 5,260 +360 +211

Number of Unemployed Persons

Green Bay, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Green Bay
Unemployment Rate
Green Bay
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 3.2%
August
2019
3.7% 3.1% 3.0% 5,260
July
2019
3.7% 3.0% 2.8% 4,900
June
2019
3.7% 2.9% 2.6% 4,574
May
2019
3.6% 2.8% 2.5% 4,375
April
2019
3.6% 2.8% 2.4% 4,288
March
2019
3.8% 2.9% 2.5% 4,405
February
2019
3.8% 2.9% 2.6% 4,601
January
2019
4.0% 3.0% 2.8% 4,887
December
2018
3.9% 3.0% 2.8% 4,974
November
2018
3.7% 3.0% 2.8% 4,971
October
2018
3.8% 3.0% 2.8% 4,976

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.