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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 November 2020 to 4.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Minnesota rate. The unemployment rate in Minneapolis peaked in May 2020 at 10.4% and is now 5.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Minneapolis unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Minnesota 4.4% -0.2 +1.1
Minneapolis 4.7% -0.2 +1.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 209,551. There are now 115,748 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Minneapolis employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Minneapolis 93,803 -2,905 +31,781

Number of Unemployed Persons

Minneapolis, Minnesota Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Minnesota
Unemployment Rate
Minneapolis
Unemployment Rate
Minneapolis
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 4.4% 4.7% 93,803
October
2020
6.9% 4.6% 4.9% 96,708
September
2020
7.8% 5.9% 6.3% 126,239
August
2020
8.4% 7.4% 8.2% 165,329
July
2020
10.2% 7.6% 8.3% 166,894
June
2020
11.1% 8.6% 9.1% 185,442
May
2020
13.3% 9.9% 10.4% 209,551
April
2020
14.8% 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
3.5% 3.2% 2.9% 59,379

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.