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Mankato-North Mankato, Minnesota Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Mankato fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2022 to 1.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Minnesota rate. The unemployment rate in Mankato peaked in May 2020 at 9.7% and is now 8.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 1.6% in June 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Mankato unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Minnesota 1.8% 0.0 -1.5
Mankato 1.6% 0.0 -1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 data as August 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 4,891 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Mankato employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Mankato, Minnesota) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Mankato 952 -25 -745

Number of Unemployed Persons

Mankato, Minnesota Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Minnesota
Unemployment Rate
Mankato
Unemployment Rate
Mankato
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 1.8% 1.6% 952
June
2022
3.6% 1.8% 1.6% 977
May
2022
3.6% 2.0% 1.7% 1,040
April
2022
3.6% 2.2% 1.9% 1,128
March
2022
3.6% 2.5% 2.1% 1,248
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

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.