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Employment and Labor Force August 2009

*Information provided by the Department of Workforce and Development press release

Place of Residence Data  
Unadjusted labor force estimates
  Current Month Ago Year Ago
Total labor force 3,103,200 3,128,200 3,102,800
Employed 2,841,600 2,854,400 2,960,200
Unemployed 261,600 273,800 142,600
Wis. Unemployment Rate 8.4% 8.8% 4.6%
U.S. Unemployment Rate 9.6% 9.7% 6.1%

Adjusted labor force estimates
  Current Month Ago Year Ago
Total labor force 3,077,800 3,081,500 3,080,300
Employed 2,806,600 2,804,800 2,935,700
Unemployed 271,200 276,700 144,600
Wis. Unemployment Rate 8.8% 9.0% 4.7%
U.S. Unemployment Rate 9.7% 9.4% 6.2%

Unadjusted Unemployment Rate, by WI Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)
MSA Current Month Ago Year Ago
Wisconsin 8.4% 8.8% 4.6%
Appleton 8.0% 8.4% 4.1%
Eau Claire 7.0% 7.1% 4.0%
Fond du Lac 8.8% 9.3% 4.8%
Green Bay 8.0% 8.4% 4.5%
Janesville 12.0% 12.8% 6.5%
La Crosse 6.5% 6.8% 3.9%
Madison 5.9% 6.2% 3.4%
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis 9.3% 9.5% 5.0%
Oshkosh-Neenah 7.6% 7.9% 4.2%
Racine 10.2% 10.8% 5.5%
Sheboygan 8.9% 9.3% 4.2%
Wausau 8.7% 8.8% 4.3%

Place of Work Data  
Nonfarm wage and salary estimates, by WI Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), in thousands
MSA Current Month Ago Year Ago
Wisconsin 2,772,600 2,775,900 2,884,600
Appleton 116,200 116,000 119,400
Eau Claire 80,100 80,200 82,200
Green Bay 165,900 165,800 169,800
Janesville 65,000 65,300 67,600
La Crosse 72,600 72,700 74,900
Madison 344,000 343,800 350,200
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis 805,900 810,600 856,300
Oshkosh-Neenah 93,900 94,200 94,800
Racine 77,400 77,600 81,000
Sheboygan 62,300 62,300 64,800
Wausau 69,400 69,300 72,200
Source *LAUS/CES and DWD Bureau of Workforce Information, and DWD office of Economic Advisors. Fond du Lac MSA wage and salary estimates not reported due to Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics policy changes
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