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Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Minneapolis fell 0.1 percentage points in June 2015 to 3.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Minnesota rate. The unemployment rate in Minneapolis peaked in June 2009 at 8.0% and is now 4.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in October 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Minneapolis unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate June 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.3% -0.2 -0.8
Minnesota 3.9% +0.1 0.0
Minneapolis 3.6% -0.1 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1

Unemployment Rate: Minneapolis, Minnesota, National

Minneapolis, Minnesota monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Minneapolis, Minnesota Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Minneapolis peaked in July 2009 at 151,179. There are now 81,598 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 66,332 in December 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 3,249. Minneapolis employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is also available.

Unemployed Persons June 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Minneapolis 69,581 -2,641 -4,244

Number of Unemployed Persons

Minneapolis, Minnesota Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Minnesota
Unemployment Rate
Minneapolis
Unemployment Rate
Minneapolis
Unemployed
June
2015
5.3% 3.9% 3.6% 69,581
May
2015
5.5% 3.8% 3.7% 72,222
April
2015
5.4% 3.7% 3.6% 69,114
March
2015
5.5% 3.8% 3.6% 68,978
February
2015
5.5% 3.7% 3.6% 69,251
January
2015
5.7% 3.7% 3.5% 68,008
December
2014
5.6% 3.7% 3.5% 66,332
November
2014
5.8% 3.7% 3.5% 66,858
October
2014
5.7% 3.7% 3.5% 67,088
September
2014
5.9% 3.7% 3.6% 68,385
August
2014
6.1% 3.7% 3.6% 69,913
July
2014
6.2% 3.8% 3.7% 71,553

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.