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La Crosse-Onalaska, Wisconsin Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for La Crosse fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2018 to 2.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in La Crosse peaked in September 2009 at 7.5% and is now 4.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.5% in December 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare La Crosse unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Wisconsin 2.9% -0.2 -0.5
La Crosse 2.6% 0.0 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March 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 October 2009 at 5,825. There are now 3,767 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,027 in December 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 31. La Crosse employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in La Crosse, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
La Crosse 2,058 +17 -727

Number of Unemployed Persons

La Crosse, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
La Crosse
Unemployment Rate
La Crosse
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 2.9% 2.6% 2,058
January
2018
4.1% 3.1% 2.6% 2,041
December
2017
4.1% 3.2% 2.5% 2,027
November
2017
4.1% 3.2% 2.7% 2,120
October
2017
4.1% 3.2% 2.8% 2,268
September
2017
4.2% 3.3% 3.0% 2,395
August
2017
4.4% 3.3% 3.0% 2,389
July
2017
4.3% 3.3% 3.0% 2,390
June
2017
4.3% 3.3% 3.0% 2,357
May
2017
4.3% 3.3% 2.9% 2,268
April
2017
4.4% 3.3% 3.0% 2,355

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.