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Mankato-North Mankato, Minnesota Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Mankato fell 0.1 percentage points in October 2019 to 2.7%. 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 August 2009 at 6.8% and is now 4.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.2% in July 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Mankato unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% +0.1 -0.2
Minnesota 3.2% 0.0 +0.4
Mankato 2.7% -0.1 +0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2019 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 August 2009 at 3,913. There are now 2,216 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,350 in July 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 347. Mankato employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Mankato, Minnesota) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Mankato 1,697 -19 +245

Number of Unemployed Persons

Mankato, Minnesota Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Minnesota
Unemployment Rate
Mankato
Unemployment Rate
Mankato
Unemployed
November
2019
3.5%
October
2019
3.6% 3.2% 2.7% 1,697
September
2019
3.5% 3.2% 2.8% 1,716
August
2019
3.7% 3.3% 2.8% 1,738
July
2019
3.7% 3.4% 2.8% 1,725
June
2019
3.7% 3.3% 2.8% 1,709
May
2019
3.6% 3.3% 2.7% 1,692
April
2019
3.6% 3.3% 2.7% 1,662
March
2019
3.8% 3.2% 2.6% 1,627
February
2019
3.8% 3.1% 2.6% 1,569
January
2019
4.0% 3.0% 2.5% 1,532
December
2018
3.9% 2.9% 2.4% 1,478

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.