January Local Employment and Unemployment Data Released

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1 Department of Workforce Development Secretary’s Office 201 E. Washington Avenue P.O. Box 7946 Madison, WI 53707 266 Telephone: -3131 (608) -1784 266 (608) Fax: Email: [email protected] Tony Evers , Governor Caleb Frostman , Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, March 13, 2019 DWD Communications, 608- 266 -2722 CONTACT: http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dwd/news.htm On the Web: On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WIWorkforce On Twitter: @ WIWorkforce January Local Employment and Unemployment Data Released MADISON — The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) today released the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates of unemployment and employment statistics for Wisconsin metropolitan areas, major cities and counties in Wisconsin. In brief, the non- seasonally adjusted data for Wisconsin showed: : Metropolitan Statistical Areas • Preliminary January 2019 unemployment rates declined or stayed ro areas over the year when compared to January 2018. The the same in seven of Wisconsin's 12 met -Neenah metro area (0.1 percent). largest over -the -year decrease occurred in the Oshkosh : Preliminary January 2019 unemployment rates declined or stayed the same in 19 of • Municipalities Wisconsin's -the 32 largest cities. The largest over -year decreases occurred in Oshkosh, Superior and Green Bay (0.2 percent) • Counties : Preliminary January 2019 unemployment rates declined or stayed the same in 18 of Wisconsin's 72 counties. The largest over decrease occurred in Florence County (0.9 -year -the . percent) The data included in today's release can be accessed at WisConomy.com ### http://unemployment.wisconsin.gov - 7352 - UCD E (R. 05/2013)

2 Labor Force and Employment Estimates January 2019 STATEWIDE LABOR FORCE NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED SEASONALLY ADJUSTED PRELIM NET CHANGE OVER YEAR AGO FINAL YEAR AGO FINAL NET CHANGE OVER PRELIM 1-Year Jan-18 Dec-18 Jan-19 1-Year 1-Month Jan-18 Dec-18 Jan-19 1-Month 3,127,100 3,106,600 -3,300 -5,700 3,109,000 3,103,300 Total labor force -14,300 1,500 3,141,400 3,125,600 3,033,400 3,004,600 -25,000 -9,700 3,032,000 Employment 3,049,200 1,400 -15,800 2,994,900 3,019,900 104,400 21,700 4,000 Unemployment 93,600 92,200 100 1,500 108,400 93,700 86,700 0.7% 3.0% Unemployment Rate 3.0% 2.9% 0.0% 0.1% 3.5% 2.8% 3.4% 0.1% 3.7% 4.1% 0.1% -0.1% 0.7% 4.5% 4.0% 4.4% -0.1% National Rate 3.9% Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) MSA EMPLOYMENT NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED SEASONALLY ADJUSTED PRELIM NET CHANGE OVER NET CHANGE OVER YEAR AGO FINAL PRELIM YEAR AGO FINAL Jan-19 1-Year Jan-19 1-Month Jan-18 Dec-18 1-Month Jan-18 Dec-18 1-Year 2,989,400 -65,500 2,900,600 2,987,900 2,922,400 21,800 Statewide 4,900 2,967,800 2,984,500 21,600 125,600 900 600 155,600 161,500 155,400 -5,900 200 126,200 Appleton 125,300 300 87,700 87,700 500 500 88,200 200 200 100 100 Eau Claire 200 3,100 -1,300 0 48,300 1,000 3,100 49,300 4,400 Fond du Lac 49,100 500 3,900 600 600 600 0 0 183,700 183,200 179,800 Green Bay Janesville 0 70,500 69,300 70,500 1,900 1,200 2,300 2,000 -400 -100 300 200 La Crosse 200 79,200 79,200 79,400 400 0 -100 300 2,000 1,800 2,700 1,800 -900 0 Madison 404,000 404,100 402,000 -100 8,100 -700 882,100 878,500 874,000 3,600 Milwaukee-W.O.W. 44,300 48,900 45,000 -4,600 -400 1,400 Oshkosh-Neenah 65,900 98,500 98,400 98,400 100 100 65,500 64,100 400 -100 78,900 78,800 78,500 100 Racine 6,900 7,000 6,700 200 Sheboygan 7,400 7,400 0 0 0 63,400 63,400 63,400 0 7,400 5,100 700 -200 5,200 Wausau 5,300 -100 1,000 72,900 73,200 73,900 Source: Current Employment Statistics (CES) MSA UNEMPLOYMENT RATES NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED FINAL NET CHANGE OVER YEAR AGO PRELIM 1-Month Jan-19 Dec-18 Jan-18 1-Year Wisconsin 3.5 0.7 2.8 3.4 0.1 Appleton 0.0 0.5 3.1 2.6 3.1 Eau Claire 0.3 0.9 3.5 2.9 3.8 2.4 3.0 0.6 0.0 3.0 Fond du Lac 3.2 2.6 3.2 0.6 Green Bay 0.0 3.6 0.8 0.1 Janesville 3.7 2.9 0.1 3.4 2.5 3.3 0.9 La Crosse 2.1 2.6 2.6 Madison 0.5 0.0 0.1 Milwaukee-W.O.W. 3.4 2.8 3.3 0.6 -0.1 0.4 2.9 2.4 Oshkosh-Neenah 2.8 Racine 3.3 4.0 0.8 0.1 4.1 0.4 2.3 2.7 Sheboygan 0.0 2.7 2.9 2.4 2.9 0.5 0.0 Wausau Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) Note: Seasonally adjusted unemployment estimates for MSAs are available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics website: http://www.bls.gov/lau/metrossa.htm. County and city unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted. Bureau of Workforce Information and Technical Support Division of Employment and Training Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

3 Local Unemployment Rates January 2019 CITIES Jan-19 Dec-18 Jan-19 Dec-18 Jan-18 Dec-18 Jan-18 Jan-19 Jan-19 Dec-18 RATE RATE RANK RATE RATE RATE RANK RANK CITY CITY RATE RANK Milwaukee 2.8 4.2 3.5 4.0 3.1 22 17 Appleton 30 3.0 32 3.4 Mount Pleasant 3.6 2.8 3.5 3.9 22 4.3 30 32 Beloit 27 Neenah 11 7 2.9 2.4 2.9 Brookfield 5 4 2.7 2.3 2.7 New Berlin Caledonia 12 2.9 2.5 2.9 23 22 3.4 2.8 3.4 11 2.4 2.8 7 2.7 2.4 2.8 5 2.8 7 8 De Pere Oak Creek 2.8 Oshkosh 8 7 2.8 2.4 Eau Claire 14 4 3.0 2.3 3.0 2.0 Racine 33 33 5.0 4.0 4.7 Fitchburg 1 1 2.3 2.3 3.1 3.0 12 2.8 2.5 2.9 12 14 Fond du Lac Sheboygan 2.5 8 2.6 3.0 21 3.3 2.7 3.1 22 3.2 17 20 Franklin Stevens Point 3.4 Sun Prairie 3 1 2.4 2.0 Green Bay 20 17 3.2 2.6 2.4 2.9 Superior 24 27 3.5 3.1 3.7 Greenfield 24 25 3.5 3.5 2.9 3.4 14 7 3.0 2.4 Waukesha 3.5 25 24 Janesville 2.9 3.4 4.0 Wausau 11 17 2.9 2.6 3.0 Kenosha 30 30 4.2 2.5 3.0 5 12 2.7 2.5 2.7 3.1 12 17 La Crosse Wauwatosa 2.0 2.3 27 3.9 3.1 3.8 29 West Allis Madison 1 1 2.3 3.9 West Bend 17 Manitowoc 3.1 2.6 2.9 28 29 3.8 3.2 17 2.3 2.7 2.6 4 4 Menomonee Falls COUNTIES Alphabetical Order Jan-19 Dec-18 Jan-18 Dec-18 Jan-19 Dec-18 Jan-19 Dec-18 Jan-18 Jan-19 RATE RANK RATE RATE COUNTY RANK RATE RATE RATE RANK RANK COUNTY Adams 8 2.9 2.4 2.9 72 70 6.8 5.5 6.1 Marathon 6 Marinette 46 47 4.5 3.6 4.6 Ashland 64 59 5.5 4.1 4.5 Barron Marquette 5.0 3.9 4.4 4.2 58 56 51 5.0 3.7 56 Menominee 66 64 5.6 4.3 4.9 Bayfield 70 72 6.6 5.7 5.9 Brown Milwaukee 3.8 3.2 3.7 3.1 38 9 14 3.0 2.5 29 Monroe 24 27 3.6 2.9 3.3 Buffalo 49 47 4.7 3.6 4.4 5.7 Oconto 42 4.2 3.3 4.0 Burnett 71 69 6.7 5.2 42 2.3 2.9 59 5.0 4.1 4.5 56 2.8 5 4 Calumet Oneida 4.3 Outagamie 11 21 3.1 2.7 3.1 Chippewa 51 51 4.8 3.7 3.5 2.9 3 2.7 2.2 2.6 4.0 27 35 Clark Ozaukee 2 Pepin 2.5 4.9 3.8 4.7 3.2 14 15 Columbia 55 3.2 55 39 4.8 3.1 3.8 3.7 4.8 51 51 36 Crawford Pierce 4.1 2.0 67 4.2 4.8 Polk 2.4 5.7 2.4 1 1 Dane 62 24 24 3.6 2.8 3.3 Dodge 11 8 3.1 2.4 3.1 Portage 42 62 4.2 3.5 3.9 Door 59 5.3 4.1 5.1 Price 45 3.8 Racine 4.1 3.3 4.0 4.6 42 4.6 55 47 Douglas 39 Richland 19 21 3.5 2.7 3.4 Dunn 39 33 4.1 3.0 3.6 Rock Eau Claire 27 3.7 2.9 3.6 17 14 3.3 2.5 3.0 27 Rusk 4.2 5.5 4.3 4.9 3.8 62 29 Florence 64 4.7 64 15 3.2 Sauk 2.5 3.1 Fond du Lac 9 8 14 3.0 3.0 2.4 5.4 6.3 68 69 4.7 5.0 Sawyer Forest 63 66 5.4 4.5 Shawano 24 3.8 2.8 3.6 3.5 29 14 3.5 2.5 Grant 19 2.2 3.0 5 2.7 2.3 2.7 2 3.3 3 17 Green Sheboygan 3.9 St. Croix 35 33 4.0 3.0 3.6 Green Lake 47 42 4.6 3.3 3.4 2.5 47 5.0 3.6 4.3 3.5 14 19 Iowa Taylor 56 Trempealeau 5.6 4.4 3.2 3.4 5.8 71 68 Iron 44 6.5 38 3.5 Vernon 4.0 2.9 3.7 3.7 27 4.8 45 51 Jackson 35 Vilas 61 67 5.1 4.6 4.7 Jefferson 19 20 3.5 2.6 3.4 Walworth Juneau 21 3.5 2.7 3.6 32 36 3.9 3.1 3.6 19 3.2 3.8 55 5.0 3.8 4.7 56 3.9 38 32 Kenosha Washburn 3.5 Washington 6 5 2.9 2.3 2.8 Kewaunee 32 24 3.9 2.8 3.0 2.4 8 2.9 2.4 2.8 3.1 8 11 La Crosse Waukesha 6 24 Waupaca 3.6 2.9 3.4 2.7 27 2.1 3.1 2 11 Lafayette Langlade 51 47 4.8 3.6 4.4 49 51 4.7 3.7 4.3 Waushara 3.6 Winnebago 4 8 2.8 2.4 2.9 Lincoln 35 27 4.0 2.9 3.7 3.8 44 38 4.4 3.2 4.0 3.0 Wood 33 27 Manitowoc Note: Ranking is ascending from lowest (best) unemployment rate to highest. Ranking ties exist in the results. Bureau of Workforce Information and Technical Support Division of Employment and Training Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

4 Local Unemployment Rates January 2019 COUNTIES Ascending Order Jan-18 Jan-19 Jan-19 Dec-18 Dec-18 Jan-18 RATE RATE RATE RATE COUNTY RATE COUNTY RATE 3.0 St. Croix 2.4 2.0 2.4 Dane 3.6 4.0 3.7 Ozaukee 2.7 2.2 2.6 Vernon 4.0 2.9 3.6 2.7 2.3 2.7 Sheboygan Dunn 4.1 3.0 3.8 3.1 4.1 Pierce 2.3 2.8 Calumet 2.9 Winnebago 4.0 2.8 2.4 2.9 Racine 4.1 3.3 4.2 4.0 Marathon 2.9 2.4 2.9 Oconto 3.3 3.5 4.2 3.9 Price 2.8 2.3 2.9 Washington Waukesha 3.4 2.9 2.4 2.8 Trempealeau 4.4 3.2 Brown 3.2 4.0 3.0 2.5 3.1 Wood 4.4 Marinette 3.6 4.6 Fond du Lac 3.0 2.4 3.0 4.5 4.6 3.1 2.4 3.1 3.8 Dodge Douglas 4.6 3.3 4.6 3.9 Green Lake 3.0 2.4 3.1 La Crosse Lafayette 4.4 3.1 2.1 2.7 Buffalo 4.7 3.6 4.7 3.7 4.3 Outagamie 3.1 2.7 3.1 Langlade 4.8 3.2 4.3 Columbia 2.5 3.2 Chippewa 3.7 4.8 4.8 Crawford 3.7 3.1 2.5 3.2 Sauk 3.5 3.7 2.5 3.0 Jackson Eau Claire 3.3 4.8 Waushara 4.8 3.6 4.4 Green 3.3 2.2 3.0 Pepin 3.5 4.7 2.5 3.5 Grant 4.9 3.8 5.0 3.4 2.5 3.5 Iowa 3.7 Barron 4.2 3.9 5.0 Jefferson 3.5 4.4 2.6 3.4 Marquette 4.1 4.5 Richland 3.5 2.7 3.4 Oneida 5.0 3.6 4.3 5.0 Taylor 3.6 3.5 Walworth 2.7 Monroe 3.8 4.7 3.6 2.9 3.3 Washburn 5.0 Vilas 4.6 4.7 Portage 3.6 2.8 3.3 5.1 5.3 5.1 Door 4.1 3.4 2.9 3.6 Waupaca Manitowoc 4.5 5.0 3.7 3.0 3.8 Sawyer 5.4 Ashland 5.5 4.1 4.5 Rock 3.7 2.9 3.6 Rusk 4.7 4.9 4.2 3.8 Florence 5.5 4.3 5.6 4.9 Menominee Milwaukee 4.3 3.8 3.2 3.7 5.7 4.2 4.8 Shawano 3.8 2.8 3.6 Polk 5.8 5.6 6.5 Iron 3.6 3.1 Juneau 3.9 Forest 6.3 4.7 5.4 Kenosha 3.9 3.2 3.8 Bayfield 5.9 6.6 5.7 2.8 3.5 Kewaunee 3.9 Burnett 5.2 5.7 3.5 2.9 4.0 Clark 6.7 Adams 6.8 5.5 6.1 Lincoln 4.0 2.9 3.6 Bureau of Workforce Information and Technical Support Division of Employment and Training Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

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