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Mankato-North Mankato, Minnesota Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Mankato fell 0.0 percentage points in May 2021 to 3.5%. 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 May 2020 at 9.9% and is now 6.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in April 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Mankato unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.3 -7.5
Minnesota 4.0% -0.1 -7.3
Mankato 3.5% 0.0 -6.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2021 data as June 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 6,060. There are now 3,988 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Mankato employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Mankato, Minnesota) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Mankato 2,072 -26 -3,988

Number of Unemployed Persons

Mankato, Minnesota Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Minnesota
Unemployment Rate
Mankato
Unemployment Rate
Mankato
Unemployed
June
2021
5.9%
May
2021
5.8% 4.0% 3.5% 2,072
April
2021
6.1% 4.1% 3.5% 2,098
March
2021
6.0% 4.2% 3.6% 2,137
February
2021
6.2% 4.4% 3.7% 2,232
January
2021
6.3% 4.5% 3.9% 2,319
December
2020
6.7% 4.7% 4.0% 2,400
November
2020
6.7% 5.0% 4.2% 2,527
October
2020
6.9% 5.3% 4.1% 2,468
September
2020
7.8% 5.8% 4.8% 2,947
August
2020
8.4% 6.6% 5.4% 3,317
July
2020
10.2% 7.6% 6.2% 3,865

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.