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Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Minneapolis fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2021 to 3.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Minnesota rate. The unemployment rate in Minneapolis peaked in May 2020 at 12.1% and is now 8.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in March 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Minneapolis unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% +0.1 -8.7
Minnesota 4.1% -0.1 -4.9
Minneapolis 3.9% 0.0 -6.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2021 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 245,075. There are now 167,488 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 76,707 in March 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 880. Minneapolis employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Minneapolis 77,587 +880 -117,722

Number of Unemployed Persons

Minneapolis, Minnesota Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Minnesota
Unemployment Rate
Minneapolis
Unemployment Rate
Minneapolis
Unemployed
May
2021
5.8%
April
2021
6.1% 4.1% 3.9% 77,587
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
August
2020
8.4% 6.6% 7.1% 143,377
July
2020
10.2% 7.6% 8.1% 163,879
June
2020
11.1% 8.9% 9.3% 192,589

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.