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Mankato-North Mankato, Minnesota Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Mankato rose 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 2.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Minnesota rate. The unemployment rate in Mankato peaked in July 2009 at 6.8% and is now 4.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.1% in August 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Mankato unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Minnesota 2.8% 0.0 -0.5
Mankato 2.3% +0.1 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Mankato, Minnesota, National

Mankato, Minnesota monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Mankato, Minnesota Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Mankato peaked in July 2009 at 3,953. There are now 2,533 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,314 in August 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 106. Mankato employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Mankato, Minnesota) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Mankato 1,420 +39 -144

Number of Unemployed Persons

Mankato, Minnesota Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Minnesota
Unemployment Rate
Mankato
Unemployment Rate
Mankato
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 2.8% 2.3% 1,420
September
2018
3.7% 2.8% 2.2% 1,381
August
2018
3.9% 2.9% 2.1% 1,314
July
2018
3.9% 3.0% 2.2% 1,365
June
2018
4.0% 3.1% 2.3% 1,471
May
2018
3.8% 3.1% 2.4% 1,510
April
2018
3.9% 3.2% 2.6% 1,633
March
2018
4.1% 3.2% 2.6% 1,621
February
2018
4.1% 3.2% 2.6% 1,607
January
2018
4.1% 3.3% 2.6% 1,624
December
2017
4.1% 3.3% 2.8% 1,701

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.