UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Unemployment

2016 Unemployment Rates 3

  • The 2015 annual unemployment rate in the more northerly St. Croix Valley counties (Chisago, Polk and Burnett) were greater than their state averages.
  • The 2015 annual unemployment rate in the southern counties (St. Croix, Pierce, and Washington) had lower rates of unemployment than their states.

Source: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

2016 Unemployment Rates 1

2016 Unemployment Rates 2

  • The unemployment rates in all St. Croix Valley counties increased markedly between 2008 and 2009 during the national recession.
  • As the economy recovered, unemployment rates have fallen, and unemployment rates are now below their pre-recession levels.
  • Unemployment in Burnett County (7.1%) is much higher than in the other St Croix Valley counties.

Source: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

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