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Duluth, Minnesota Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Duluth rose 0.9 percentage points in May 2020 to 13.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 3.3 percentage points higher than the Minnesota rate. The unemployment rate for Duluth in May 2020 is at a new high. You can also compare Duluth unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Minnesota 9.9% +1.2 +6.7
Duluth 13.2% +0.9 +9.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 in May 2020 is at a new high of 18,549. Duluth employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Duluth, Minnesota) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Duluth 18,549 +870 +12,948

Number of Unemployed Persons

Duluth, Minnesota Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Minnesota
Unemployment Rate
Duluth
Unemployment Rate
Duluth
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1% 8.6%
May
2020
13.3% 9.9% 13.2% 18,549
April
2020
14.7% 8.7% 12.3% 17,679
March
2020
4.4% 2.9% 3.9% 5,668
February
2020
3.5% 3.1% 4.1% 5,899
January
2020
3.6% 3.2% 4.2% 6,018
December
2019
3.5% 3.3% 4.4% 6,369
November
2019
3.5% 3.3% 4.3% 6,239
October
2019
3.6% 3.3% 4.3% 6,091
September
2019
3.5% 3.2% 4.2% 5,942
August
2019
3.7% 3.2% 4.1% 5,803
July
2019
3.7% 3.2% 4.0% 5,685

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.