The 7 Rivers Region unemployment rates continue to decline, according to the latest numbers from state officials.

The May unemployment rate in the Western region of Wisconsin was 3.5%, down from 3.9% in April and 10.3% in May of 2020, according to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

La Crosse County had the area’s lowest unemployment rate at 3.1%, down slightly from the 3.3% mark in April. Jackson County had the highest rate at 5%, which was a reduction from 6% in April.

Here are the area unemployment rates for May:


Buffalo: 3.8%

Crawford: 4.2%

Jackson: 5%

Juneau: 4.4%

La Crosse: 3.1%

Monroe: 3.2%

Trempealeau: 3.6%

Vernon: 3.3%


Fillmore: 2.7%

Houston: 2.8%

Winona: 3.2%


Allamakee: 3.6%

Winnesheik: 3.5%