UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Unemployment

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  • The 2013 annual unemployment rate in Chisago County was greater than the MN average, while the Washington County rate in 2013 was slightly below the MN average.
  • The 2013 annual unemployment rate in Polk County was greater than the WI average, while the rates in Pierce and St. Croix Counties were below the WI average.

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

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  • Reflecting the deep national recession, the unemployment rates in all St. Croix Valley counties increased markedly between 2008 and 2009.
  • As the economy recovered, unemployment rates have fallen, but only St. Croix County has returned to the pre-recession rate.  

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

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