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Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Minneapolis fell 0.2 percentage points in September 2014 to 3.8%. 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 4.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Minneapolis unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.9% -0.2 -1.3
Minnesota 4.1% -0.2 -0.8
Minneapolis 3.8% -0.2 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2014 data as October 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 149,755. There are now 77,310 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Minneapolis employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Minneapolis 72,445 -2,818 -14,439

Number of Unemployed Persons

Minneapolis, Minnesota Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Minnesota
Unemployment Rate
Minneapolis
Unemployment Rate
Minneapolis
Unemployed
October
2014
5.8%
September
2014
5.9% 4.1% 3.8% 72,445
August
2014
6.1% 4.3% 4.0% 75,263
July
2014
6.2% 4.5% 4.2% 78,740
June
2014
6.1% 4.5% 4.3% 81,332
May
2014
6.3% 4.6% 4.4% 83,093
April
2014
6.3% 4.7% 4.5% 85,123
March
2014
6.7% 4.8% 4.6% 86,863
February
2014
6.7% 4.8% 4.6% 86,119
January
2014
6.6% 4.7% 4.5% 84,893
December
2013
6.7% 4.7% 4.5% 84,167
November
2013
7.0% 4.8% 4.6% 84,948
October
2013
7.2% 4.8% 4.6% 85,849

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.