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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 July 2022 to 2.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Wisconsin rate. The unemployment rate in La Crosse peaked in April 2020 at 12.1% and is now 9.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.3% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare La Crosse unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Wisconsin 3.0% +0.1 -0.8
La Crosse 2.3% 0.0 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 data as August 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 8,970. There are now 7,192 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,754 in June 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 24. La Crosse employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in La Crosse, Wisconsin) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
La Crosse 1,778 +24 -485

Number of Unemployed Persons

La Crosse, Wisconsin Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Wisconsin
Unemployment Rate
La Crosse
Unemployment Rate
La Crosse
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 3.0% 2.3% 1,778
June
2022
3.6% 2.9% 2.3% 1,754
May
2022
3.6% 2.9% 2.3% 1,759
April
2022
3.6% 2.8% 2.3% 1,774
March
2022
3.6% 2.8% 2.3% 1,794
February
2022
3.8% 2.9% 2.4% 1,841
January
2022
4.0% 3.0% 2.4% 1,903
December
2021
3.9% 3.1% 2.5% 1,977
November
2021
4.2% 3.1% 2.5% 1,974
October
2021
4.6% 3.2% 2.6% 1,996
September
2021
4.7% 3.4% 2.7% 2,071

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.