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St. Cloud, Minnesota Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for St Cloud rose 1.3 percentage points in May 2020 to 9.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Minnesota rate. The unemployment rate for St Cloud in May 2020 is at a new high. You can also compare St Cloud 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
St Cloud 9.8% +1.3 +6.6
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: St Cloud, Minnesota, National

St Cloud, Minnesota monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

St Cloud, Minnesota Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in St Cloud in May 2020 is at a new high of 10,842. St Cloud employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in St Cloud, Minnesota) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
St Cloud 10,842 +1,220 +7,194

Number of Unemployed Persons

St Cloud, Minnesota Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Minnesota
Unemployment Rate
St Cloud
Unemployment Rate
St Cloud
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 9.9% 9.8% 10,842
April
2020
14.7% 8.7% 8.5% 9,622
March
2020
4.4% 2.9% 3.1% 3,536
February
2020
3.5% 3.1% 3.2% 3,671
January
2020
3.6% 3.2% 3.3% 3,759
December
2019
3.5% 3.3% 3.5% 3,950
November
2019
3.5% 3.3% 3.4% 3,889
October
2019
3.6% 3.3% 3.4% 3,822
September
2019
3.5% 3.2% 3.3% 3,755
August
2019
3.7% 3.2% 3.3% 3,696
July
2019
3.7% 3.2% 3.2% 3,652

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.