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Mankato-North Mankato, Minnesota Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Mankato fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2021 to 3.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Minnesota rate. The unemployment rate in Mankato peaked in May 2020 at 8.4% and is now 4.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.6% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Mankato unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Minnesota 4.3% -0.2 +1.0
Mankato 3.6% -0.1 +1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 5,169. There are now 2,980 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,168 in October 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 21. Mankato employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Mankato, Minnesota) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Mankato 2,189 -31 +628

Number of Unemployed Persons

Mankato, Minnesota Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Minnesota
Unemployment Rate
Mankato
Unemployment Rate
Mankato
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 4.3% 3.6% 2,189
January
2021
6.3% 4.5% 3.7% 2,220
December
2020
6.7% 4.7% 3.6% 2,200
November
2020
6.7% 5.0% 3.6% 2,170
October
2020
6.9% 5.3% 3.6% 2,168
September
2020
7.8% 5.8% 4.6% 2,840
August
2020
8.4% 6.6% 5.9% 3,841
July
2020
10.2% 7.6% 6.0% 3,863
June
2020
11.1% 8.9% 7.1% 4,514
May
2020
13.3% 11.3% 8.4% 5,169
April
2020
14.8% 9.0% 7.9% 4,811

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.