Data as of June 28, 2013
Forecasts for unemployment rates are mixed, with slight decreases expected in Minnesota, Montana and South Dakota, slight increases in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula, and level unemployment rates in North Dakota. In 2012, unemployment rates decreased in all areas of the district, with rates at or below historical averages in Montana, North Dakota and the Upper Peninsula. By the end of 2013, unemployment rates are projected to be lower in Minnesota, Montana, and South Dakota, and higher in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula. In 2014, unemployment rates are expected to stay level in most areas, except in Montana and the Upper Peninsula, where unemployment rates are expected to decrease somewhat.