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Green Bay, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Green Bay rose 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 3.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in Green Bay peaked in January 2010 at 9.0% and is now 5.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.3% in February 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.8 percentage points. You can also compare Green Bay unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Wisconsin 3.0% 0.0 -0.2
Green Bay 3.1% +0.1 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 9,920 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,073 in March 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,357. Green Bay employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Green Bay, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Green Bay 5,430 +97 -68

Number of Unemployed Persons

Green Bay, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
Green Bay
Unemployment Rate
Green Bay
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.0% 3.1% 5,430
September
2018
3.7% 3.0% 3.0% 5,333
August
2018
3.9% 3.0% 3.1% 5,531
July
2018
3.9% 2.9% 3.0% 5,261
June
2018
4.0% 2.9% 2.8% 5,026
May
2018
3.8% 2.8% 2.6% 4,620
April
2018
3.9% 2.8% 2.5% 4,377
March
2018
4.1% 2.9% 2.3% 4,073
February
2018
4.1% 2.9% 2.3% 4,101
January
2018
4.1% 3.1% 2.5% 4,363
December
2017
4.1% 3.2% 2.8% 4,954

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.