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Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Minneapolis fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2022 to 2.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Minnesota rate. The unemployment rate in Minneapolis peaked in May 2020 at 11.9% and is now 9.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Minneapolis unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Minnesota 2.2% -0.3 -1.3
Minneapolis 2.2% -0.2 -1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 239,080. There are now 194,607 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Minneapolis employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Minneapolis 44,473 -4,029 -29,295

Number of Unemployed Persons

Minneapolis, Minnesota Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Minnesota
Unemployment Rate
Minneapolis
Unemployment Rate
Minneapolis
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 2.2% 2.2% 44,473
March
2022
3.6% 2.5% 2.4% 48,502
February
2022
3.8% 2.7% 2.5% 50,934
January
2022
4.0% 2.9% 2.7% 54,518
December
2021
3.9% 3.0% 2.8% 56,363
November
2021
4.2% 3.1% 2.8% 56,095
October
2021
4.6% 3.1% 2.8% 56,458
September
2021
4.7% 3.2% 3.0% 58,907
August
2021
5.2% 3.3% 3.1% 62,239
July
2021
5.4% 3.3% 3.3% 65,857
June
2021
5.9% 3.4% 3.5% 68,998

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.