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Green Bay, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Green Bay rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2021 to 3.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Green Bay peaked in April 2020 at 14.2% and is now 10.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.1% in January 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.5 percentage points. You can also compare Green Bay unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Wisconsin 3.9% 0.0 -3.3
Green Bay 3.6% +0.1 -3.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 24,215. There are now 18,011 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,611 in January 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 2,593. Green Bay employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Green Bay, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Green Bay 6,204 +114 -5,206

Number of Unemployed Persons

Green Bay, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Green Bay
Unemployment Rate
Green Bay
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 3.9% 3.6% 6,204
June
2021
5.9% 3.9% 3.5% 6,090
May
2021
5.8% 3.9% 3.4% 5,846
April
2021
6.1% 3.9% 3.2% 5,426
March
2021
6.0% 3.8% 2.9% 4,890
February
2021
6.2% 3.8% 2.5% 4,260
January
2021
6.3% 3.8% 2.1% 3,611
December
2020
6.7% 4.0% 3.9% 6,625
November
2020
6.7% 4.4% 4.1% 7,026
October
2020
6.9% 4.8% 4.4% 7,618
September
2020
7.8% 5.2% 4.8% 8,477

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.