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Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Minneapolis fell 0.8 percentage points in July 2021 to 3.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Minnesota rate. The unemployment rate in Minneapolis peaked in May 2020 at 12.1% and is now 8.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Minneapolis unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Minnesota 3.9% -0.1 -3.7
Minneapolis 3.2% -0.8 -4.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Minneapolis, Minnesota, National

Minneapolis, Minnesota monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Minneapolis, Minnesota Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Minneapolis peaked in May 2020 at 245,075. There are now 181,791 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Minneapolis employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Minneapolis 63,284 -16,208 -100,595

Number of Unemployed Persons

Minneapolis, Minnesota Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Minnesota
Unemployment Rate
Minneapolis
Unemployment Rate
Minneapolis
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 3.9% 3.2% 63,284
June
2021
5.9% 4.0% 4.0% 79,492
May
2021
5.8% 4.0% 4.0% 78,264
April
2021
6.1% 4.1% 4.0% 77,809
March
2021
6.0% 4.2% 3.9% 76,707
February
2021
6.2% 4.4% 4.0% 78,876
January
2021
6.3% 4.5% 4.0% 79,853
December
2020
6.7% 4.7% 4.7% 93,935
November
2020
6.7% 5.0% 4.9% 98,464
October
2020
6.9% 5.3% 5.3% 105,072
September
2020
7.8% 5.8% 6.4% 128,855

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.