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Duluth, Minnesota Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Duluth fell 0.2 percentage points in March 2022 to 2.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Minnesota rate. The unemployment rate in Duluth peaked in May 2020 at 13.9% and is now 11.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Duluth unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -2.4
Minnesota 2.5% -0.2 -1.2
Duluth 2.9% -0.2 -1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2022 data as April metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Duluth, Minnesota, National

Duluth, Minnesota monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Duluth, Minnesota Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Duluth peaked in May 2020 at 19,474. There are now 15,386 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Duluth employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Duluth, Minnesota) is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Duluth 4,088 -256 -1,893

Number of Unemployed Persons

Duluth, Minnesota Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Minnesota
Unemployment Rate
Duluth
Unemployment Rate
Duluth
Unemployed
April
2022
3.6%
March
2022
3.6% 2.5% 2.9% 4,088
February
2022
3.8% 2.7% 3.1% 4,344
January
2022
4.0% 2.9% 3.3% 4,660
December
2021
3.9% 3.0% 3.5% 4,825
November
2021
4.2% 3.1% 3.5% 4,826
October
2021
4.6% 3.1% 3.5% 4,868
September
2021
4.7% 3.2% 3.6% 5,016
August
2021
5.2% 3.3% 3.8% 5,193
July
2021
5.4% 3.3% 3.9% 5,370
June
2021
5.9% 3.4% 4.0% 5,508
May
2021
5.8% 3.4% 4.1% 5,628

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.