Overall unemployment rate moved up to 3.0% with the biggest shift in Government, which lost 1,400 roles, based on the most recently available information published in August 2022.

Total employment in the La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN market declined by 1,674 jobs in June and the unemployment rate increased compared to the prior month by 80 bps to 3.0%. The national unemployment rate increased by 46 bps over the same time to 3.8%.

  • La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN unemployment rate is 84 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 70 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in June versus prior month by 2.6% 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 June 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs declined by -1.6%. Key sectors include:

  • Education & Healthcare: 16,600; -200
  • Transportation & Utilities: 15,100; -100
  • Manufacturing: 8,900; +100
  • Government: 8,600; -1,400
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 7,700; +100
  • Business Services: 6,200; +100
  • Financial Services: 4,700; no change
  • Other Jobs: 4,400; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 3,000; +100
  • IT & Development: 800; +100
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN Unemployment by Industry June 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through June 2022 (Data published August 2022 and reports created on August 3, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.