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Mankato-North Mankato, Minnesota Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Mankato fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2017 to 2.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Minnesota rate. The unemployment rate in Mankato peaked in July 2009 at 6.8% and is now 4.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.4% in October 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Mankato unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Minnesota 3.1% -0.3 -0.9
Mankato 2.4% 0.0 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Mankato, Minnesota, National

Mankato, Minnesota monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Mankato, Minnesota Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Mankato peaked in July 2009 at 3,953. There are now 2,513 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Mankato employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Mankato, Minnesota) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Mankato 1,440 -35 -513

Number of Unemployed Persons

Mankato, Minnesota Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Minnesota
Unemployment Rate
Mankato
Unemployment Rate
Mankato
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 3.1% 2.4% 1,440
October
2017
4.1% 3.4% 2.4% 1,475
September
2017
4.2% 3.7% 2.8% 1,668
August
2017
4.4% 3.8% 2.9% 1,762
July
2017
4.3% 3.7% 2.9% 1,731
June
2017
4.3% 3.7% 3.1% 1,855
May
2017
4.3% 3.7% 3.1% 1,846
April
2017
4.4% 3.8% 2.9% 1,767
March
2017
4.5% 3.8% 3.0% 1,821
February
2017
4.7% 4.0% 3.4% 2,063
January
2017
4.8% 4.0% 3.3% 1,986

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.