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Green Bay, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Green Bay fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2018 to 2.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Green Bay peaked in January 2010 at 8.9% and is now 6.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Green Bay unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Wisconsin 2.9% -0.2 -0.5
Green Bay 2.3% -0.2 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 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 15,185. There are now 11,127 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 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Green Bay 4,058 -282 -1,501

Number of Unemployed Persons

Green Bay, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Green Bay
Unemployment Rate
Green Bay
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1% 2.9%
February
2018
4.1% 2.9% 2.3% 4,058
January
2018
4.1% 3.1% 2.5% 4,340
December
2017
4.1% 3.2% 2.9% 5,016
November
2017
4.1% 3.2% 3.1% 5,430
October
2017
4.1% 3.2% 3.4% 5,920
September
2017
4.2% 3.3% 3.4% 5,953
August
2017
4.4% 3.3% 3.2% 5,677
July
2017
4.3% 3.3% 3.1% 5,381
June
2017
4.3% 3.3% 2.8% 4,944
May
2017
4.3% 3.3% 2.8% 4,767
April
2017
4.4% 3.3% 2.7% 4,570

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.