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Green Bay, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Green Bay fell 0.5 percentage points in February 2019 to 2.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Green Bay peaked in January 2010 at 9.0% and is now 6.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Green Bay unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Wisconsin 2.9% -0.1 0.0
Green Bay 2.2% -0.5 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March 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 15,350. There are now 11,398 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Green Bay employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Green Bay, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Green Bay 3,952 -771 -149

Number of Unemployed Persons

Green Bay, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Green Bay
Unemployment Rate
Green Bay
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 2.9%
February
2019
3.8% 2.9% 2.2% 3,952
January
2019
4.0% 3.0% 2.7% 4,723
December
2018
3.9% 3.0% 2.8% 4,848
November
2018
3.7% 3.0% 2.9% 5,072
October
2018
3.8% 3.0% 3.1% 5,430
September
2018
3.7% 3.0% 3.0% 5,333
August
2018
3.8% 3.0% 3.1% 5,531
July
2018
3.9% 3.0% 3.0% 5,261
June
2018
4.0% 3.1% 2.8% 5,026
May
2018
3.8% 3.1% 2.6% 4,620
April
2018
3.9% 3.0% 2.5% 4,377

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.