Overall unemployment rate stayed flat at 2.5% with the biggest shift in Construction, Mining, which gained 1,200 roles, based on the most recently available information published in June 2022.

Total employment in the Duluth, MN-WI market rose by 264 jobs in May and the unemployment rate stayed flat. The national unemployment rate increased by 4 bps over the same time to 3.4%.

  • Duluth, MN-WI unemployment rate is 88 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 120 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in May versus prior month by 4.6% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Duluth, MN-WI Unemployment May 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 1.4% . Key sectors include:

  • Education & Healthcare: 31,000; +100
  • Government: 24,600; -500
  • Transportation & Utilities: 24,000; +300
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 14,400; +600
  • Construction, Mining: 11,000; +1,200
  • Business Services: 8,300; +100
  • Manufacturing: 8,300; no change
  • Other Jobs: 6,000; no change
  • Financial Services: 5,000; no change
  • IT & Development: 1,000; no change
Duluth, MN-WI Unemployment by Industry May 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through May 2022 (Data published June 2022 and reports created on June 29, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.