Overall unemployment rate moved down to 2.2% with the biggest shift in Government, which gained 200 roles, based on the most recently available information published in December 2022.

Total employment in the La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN market declined by 77 jobs in October and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 30 bps to 2.2%. The national unemployment rate increased by 8 bps over the same time to 3.4%.

  • La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN unemployment rate is 120 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 10 bps above the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a negative.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in October versus prior month by 4% and are up 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 October 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.5% . Key sectors include:

  • Education & Healthcare: 17,100; no change
  • Transportation & Utilities: 15,400; no change
  • Government: 10,400; +200
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN Unemployment by Industry October 2022

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

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.