Department of Numbers

Minnesota Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Minnesota rose 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 2.0%. The state unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Minnesota peaked in May 2020 at 10.8% and is now 8.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 1.8% in June 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also see Minnesota unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Minnesota 2.0% +0.1 -1.2

Note: All comparisons are made with September data as October state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Minnesota, National

Minnesota monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to September 2022

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Minnesota Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Minnesota peaked in May 2020 at 335,499. There are now 273,821 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 55,502 in July 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 6,176. Minnesota job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Minnesota 61,678 +3,420 -34,900

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Minnesota from 1990 to September 2022

Minnesota Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Minnesota
Unemployment Rate
Minnesota
Unemployed
October 2022 3.7%
September 2022 3.5% 2.0% 61,678
August 2022 3.7% 1.9% 58,258
July 2022 3.5% 1.8% 55,502
June 2022 3.6% 1.8% 57,168
May 2022 3.6% 2.0% 61,562
April 2022 3.6% 2.2% 67,640
March 2022 3.6% 2.5% 75,735
February 2022 3.8% 2.7% 82,939
January 2022 4.0% 2.9% 88,808
December 2021 3.9% 3.0% 91,506
November 2021 4.2% 3.1% 92,592