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La Crosse-Onalaska, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for La Crosse fell 1.0 percentage points in May 2020 to 10.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points lower than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in La Crosse peaked in April 2020 at 11.7% and is now 1.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare La Crosse 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
La Crosse 10.7% -1.0 +7.7
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: La Crosse, Wisconsin, National

La Crosse, Wisconsin monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

La Crosse, Wisconsin Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in La Crosse peaked in April 2020 at 8,586. There are now 795 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. La Crosse employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in La Crosse, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
La Crosse 7,791 -795 +5,522

Number of Unemployed Persons

La Crosse, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
La Crosse
Unemployment Rate
La Crosse
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 8.5%
May
2020
13.3% 12.1% 10.7% 7,791
April
2020
14.7% 13.6% 11.7% 8,586
March
2020
4.4% 3.1% 2.4% 1,856
February
2020
3.5% 3.5% 3.0% 2,269
January
2020
3.6% 3.5% 3.0% 2,304
December
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.0% 2,281
November
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.0% 2,281
October
2019
3.6% 3.5% 3.0% 2,283
September
2019
3.5% 3.4% 3.0% 2,286
August
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.0% 2,289

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.