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Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Minneapolis fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2014 to 4.5%. 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 May 2009 at 8.1% and is now 3.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in December 2013, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Minneapolis unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% +0.1 -1.0
Minnesota 4.8% +0.1 -0.5
Minneapolis 4.5% 0.0 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2014 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

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 June 2009 at 149,744. There are now 64,507 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 82,981 in December 2013, the number of unemployed has now grown by 2,256. Minneapolis employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Minneapolis 85,237 +1,394 -14,956

Number of Unemployed Persons

Minneapolis, Minnesota Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Minnesota
Unemployment Rate
Minneapolis
Unemployment Rate
Minneapolis
Unemployed
March
2014
6.7% 4.8%
February
2014
6.7% 4.8% 4.5% 85,237
January
2014
6.6% 4.7% 4.5% 83,843
December
2013
6.7% 4.7% 4.4% 82,981
November
2013
7.0% 4.8% 4.5% 83,457
October
2013
7.2% 4.8% 4.6% 85,084
September
2013
7.2% 4.9% 4.7% 87,747
August
2013
7.2% 5.0% 4.7% 89,195
July
2013
7.3% 5.1% 4.8% 90,788
June
2013
7.5% 5.1% 4.9% 93,205
May
2013
7.5% 5.1% 5.1% 95,555
April
2013
7.5% 5.2% 5.2% 96,967
March
2013
7.5% 5.2% 5.2% 97,970

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.