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St. Cloud, Minnesota Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for St Cloud fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2021 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Minnesota rate. The unemployment rate in St Cloud peaked in May 2020 at 9.4% and is now 5.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare St Cloud unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Minnesota 4.3% -0.2 +1.0
St Cloud 4.4% -0.2 +1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 peaked in May 2020 at 10,750. There are now 5,849 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. St Cloud employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in St Cloud, Minnesota) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
St Cloud 4,901 -130 +1,230

Number of Unemployed Persons

St Cloud, Minnesota Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Minnesota
Unemployment Rate
St Cloud
Unemployment Rate
St Cloud
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 4.3% 4.4% 4,901
January
2021
6.3% 4.5% 4.6% 5,031
December
2020
6.7% 4.7% 4.6% 5,132
November
2020
6.7% 5.0% 4.6% 5,165
October
2020
6.9% 5.3% 4.6% 5,129
September
2020
7.8% 5.8% 5.3% 5,983
August
2020
8.4% 6.6% 6.4% 7,429
July
2020
10.2% 7.6% 6.5% 7,484
June
2020
11.1% 8.9% 7.5% 8,911
May
2020
13.3% 11.3% 9.4% 10,750
April
2020
14.8% 9.0% 8.5% 9,622

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.