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Green Bay, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Green Bay fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2021 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Green Bay peaked in April 2020 at 13.3% and is now 10.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.3% in January 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Green Bay unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Wisconsin 3.8% 0.0 +0.5
Green Bay 3.3% 0.0 +0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 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 April 2020 at 22,767. There are now 17,067 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,641 in January 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 59. Green Bay employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Green Bay, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Green Bay 5,700 +59 +108

Number of Unemployed Persons

Green Bay, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Green Bay
Unemployment Rate
Green Bay
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 3.8% 3.3% 5,700
January
2021
6.3% 3.8% 3.3% 5,641
December
2020
6.7% 4.0% 4.7% 8,332
November
2020
6.7% 4.4% 4.7% 8,299
October
2020
6.9% 4.8% 5.6% 10,036
September
2020
7.8% 5.2% 5.0% 8,818
August
2020
8.4% 6.1% 6.2% 10,733
July
2020
10.2% 7.2% 7.1% 12,174
June
2020
11.1% 8.6% 8.8% 15,230
May
2020
13.3% 10.4% 12.7% 22,331
April
2020
14.8% 14.8% 13.3% 22,767

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.