Department of Numbers

Minnesota Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Minnesota fell 0.3 percentage points in April 2022 to 2.2%. The state unemployment rate was 1.4 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 8.6 percentage points lower. You can also see Minnesota unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Minnesota 2.2% -0.3 -1.3

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

Unemployment Rate: Minnesota, National

Minnesota monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to April 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 267,868 fewer people unemployed in the state. Minnesota job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Minnesota 67,631 -8,104 -38,888

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Minnesota Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Minnesota
Unemployment Rate
Minnesota
Unemployed
May 2022 3.6%
April 2022 3.6% 2.2% 67,631
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
October 2021 4.6% 3.1% 94,673
September 2021 4.7% 3.2% 96,578
August 2021 5.2% 3.3% 98,900
July 2021 5.4% 3.3% 100,190
June 2021 5.9% 3.4% 101,504