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Mankato-North Mankato, Minnesota Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Mankato fell 1.2 percentage points in July 2020 to 5.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.7 percentage points lower than the Minnesota rate. The unemployment rate in Mankato peaked in May 2020 at 8.4% and is now 2.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Mankato unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 10.2% -0.9 +6.5
Minnesota 7.6% -1.0 +4.4
Mankato 5.9% -1.2 +3.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2020 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 5,169. There are now 1,319 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 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Mankato 3,850 -664 +2,210

Number of Unemployed Persons

Mankato, Minnesota Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Minnesota
Unemployment Rate
Mankato
Unemployment Rate
Mankato
Unemployed
August
2020
8.4% 7.4%
July
2020
10.2% 7.6% 5.9% 3,850
June
2020
11.1% 8.6% 7.1% 4,514
May
2020
13.3% 9.9% 8.4% 5,169
April
2020
14.7% 8.7% 7.9% 4,811
March
2020
4.4% 2.9% 2.4% 1,521
February
2020
3.5% 3.1% 2.5% 1,561
January
2020
3.6% 3.2% 2.6% 1,608
December
2019
3.5% 3.3% 2.7% 1,693
November
2019
3.5% 3.3% 2.7% 1,678
October
2019
3.6% 3.3% 2.7% 1,665
September
2019
3.5% 3.2% 2.7% 1,653

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.