Dept. of Workforce Development: May local employment and unemployment data released

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 2021.

In brief, the non-seasonally adjusted data for Wisconsin shows:

  • Metropolitan Statistical Areas: Preliminary May 2021 unemployment rates decreased in all of Wisconsin’s 12 metro areas over the month and over the year.
  • Municipalities: Preliminary May 2021 unemployment rates declined in all of Wisconsin’s 34 largest cities over the year and declined or stayed in all of Wisconsin’s largest cities over the month.
  • Counties: Preliminary May 2021 unemployment rates declined in all 72 Wisconsin counties over the year and over the month.