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Mankato-North Mankato, Minnesota Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Mankato fell 0.1 percentage points in March 2022 to 2.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Minnesota rate. The unemployment rate in Mankato peaked in May 2020 at 9.7% and is now 7.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Mankato 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
Mankato 2.1% -0.1 -1.3
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: 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 May 2020 at 5,843. There are now 4,598 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Mankato employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Mankato, Minnesota) is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Mankato 1,245 -90 -755

Number of Unemployed Persons

Mankato, Minnesota Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Minnesota
Unemployment Rate
Mankato
Unemployment Rate
Mankato
Unemployed
April
2022
3.6%
March
2022
3.6% 2.5% 2.1% 1,245
February
2022
3.8% 2.7% 2.2% 1,335
January
2022
4.0% 2.9% 2.4% 1,445
December
2021
3.9% 3.0% 2.5% 1,508
November
2021
4.2% 3.1% 2.5% 1,502
October
2021
4.6% 3.1% 2.5% 1,509
September
2021
4.7% 3.2% 2.6% 1,556
August
2021
5.2% 3.3% 2.7% 1,622
July
2021
5.4% 3.3% 2.9% 1,697
June
2021
5.9% 3.4% 3.0% 1,767
May
2021
5.8% 3.4% 3.1% 1,836

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.