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Mankato-North Mankato, Minnesota Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Mankato fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2018 to 2.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the Minnesota rate. The unemployment rate in Mankato peaked in July 2009 at 6.8% and is now 4.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.6% in August 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Mankato unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% -0.2 -0.5
Minnesota 3.2% 0.0 -0.3
Mankato 2.6% 0.0 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2018 data as May 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 July 2009 at 3,953. There are now 2,327 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,564 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 62. Mankato employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Mankato, Minnesota) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Mankato 1,626 +5 -100

Number of Unemployed Persons

Mankato, Minnesota Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Minnesota
Unemployment Rate
Mankato
Unemployment Rate
Mankato
Unemployed
May
2018
3.8% 3.1%
April
2018
3.9% 3.2% 2.6% 1,626
March
2018
4.1% 3.2% 2.6% 1,621
February
2018
4.1% 3.2% 2.6% 1,607
January
2018
4.1% 3.3% 2.6% 1,624
December
2017
4.1% 3.3% 2.8% 1,701
November
2017
4.1% 3.3% 2.7% 1,625
October
2017
4.1% 3.3% 2.6% 1,564
September
2017
4.2% 3.3% 2.6% 1,577
August
2017
4.4% 3.4% 2.6% 1,602
July
2017
4.3% 3.4% 2.7% 1,613
June
2017
4.3% 3.4% 2.7% 1,659

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.