Overall unemployment rate moved down to 2.7% with the biggest shift in Government, which lost 800 roles, based on the most recently available information published in August 2022.

Total employment in the La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN market rose by 45 jobs in July and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 30 bps to 2.7%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 5 bps over the same time to 3.8%.

  • La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN unemployment rate is 108 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 20 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in July versus prior month by 4.3% and are down compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN Unemployment July 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs declined by -0.7%. Key sectors include:

  • Education & Healthcare: 16,700; no change
  • Transportation & Utilities: 15,200; +100
  • Manufacturing: 8,900; no change
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 7,800; +100
  • Government: 7,800; -800
  • Business Services: 6,100; no change
  • Financial Services: 4,700; no change
  • Other Jobs: 4,400; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 3,100; +100
  • IT & Development: 800; no change
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN Unemployment by Industry July 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through July 2022 (Data published August 2022 and reports created on September 2, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.