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Green Bay, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Green Bay fell 0.9 percentage points in May 2020 to 12.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Green Bay peaked in April 2020 at 13.3% and is now 0.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Green Bay unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Wisconsin 12.1% -1.5 +8.8
Green Bay 12.4% -0.9 +9.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 1,013 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 May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Green Bay 21,754 -1,013 +16,263

Number of Unemployed Persons

Green Bay, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Green Bay
Unemployment Rate
Green Bay
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 8.5%
May
2020
13.3% 12.1% 12.4% 21,754
April
2020
14.7% 13.6% 13.3% 22,767
March
2020
4.4% 3.1% 3.0% 5,215
February
2020
3.5% 3.5% 3.2% 5,592
January
2020
3.6% 3.5% 3.3% 5,813
December
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.3% 5,728
November
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.3% 5,769
October
2019
3.6% 3.5% 3.3% 5,810
September
2019
3.5% 3.4% 3.4% 5,845
August
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.4% 5,863

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.