|MADISON – The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) today released the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates of unemployment and employment statistics for Wisconsin metropolitan areas, major cities and counties in Wisconsin for May 2022.
In brief, the nonseasonally adjusted data for Wisconsin shows:
- Metropolitan Statistical Areas: Preliminary May 2022 unemployment rates decreased in all 12 of Wisconsin’s metro areas over the year. Over the month, 9 of Wisconsin’s twelve metros declined or stayed the same, while 3 metro area unemployment rates increased by 0.1 percentage points.
- Municipalities: Preliminary May 2022 unemployment rates declined in all of Wisconsin’s 35 largest cities over the year and decreased or stayed the same in 13 of Wisconsin’s 35 cities over the month.
- Counties: Preliminary May 2022 unemployment rates declined in all 72 Wisconsin counties over the year and decreased or stayed the same in 66 of 72 counties over the month.
The data included in today’s release can be accessed at WisConomy.com