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Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Minneapolis rose 1.3 percentage points in May 2020 to 10.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the Minnesota rate. The unemployment rate for Minneapolis in May 2020 is at a new high. You can also compare Minneapolis unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Minnesota 9.9% +1.2 +6.7
Minneapolis 10.7% +1.3 +7.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 in May 2020 is at a new high of 211,052. Minneapolis employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Minneapolis 211,052 +22,362 +152,244

Number of Unemployed Persons

Minneapolis, Minnesota Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Minnesota
Unemployment Rate
Minneapolis
Unemployment Rate
Minneapolis
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 8.6%
May
2020
13.3% 9.9% 10.7% 211,052
April
2020
14.7% 8.7% 9.4% 188,690
March
2020
4.4% 2.9% 2.8% 56,580
February
2020
3.5% 3.1% 2.8% 57,873
January
2020
3.6% 3.2% 2.9% 59,379
December
2019
3.5% 3.3% 3.1% 62,898
November
2019
3.5% 3.3% 3.0% 62,022
October
2019
3.6% 3.3% 3.0% 61,031
September
2019
3.5% 3.2% 3.0% 60,055
August
2019
3.7% 3.2% 2.9% 59,214

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.