2017 Econowatch

La Crosse Comparable MSA’s Job Growth

As a means to measure La Crosse MSA’s job growth, Econowatch compares La Crosse with other MSA’s in Wisconsin and regionally.  As indicated, La Crosse’s MSA total job growth percentage has increased 5.94% since 2010.

While La Crosse ranks fourth of the assembled comparable MSA’s, it does not illustrate the impact the 2008-2009 Great Recession may have had on driving 2010 numbers down.  Of the six MSA’s listed, Rochester and La Crosse had the lowest unemployment rate in February 2010; Wausau MSA and Appleton MSA had the highest unemployment in February 2010 with rates at 10.2% and 9.5%, respectively.

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