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St. Cloud, Minnesota Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for St Cloud fell 0.0 percentage points in May 2021 to 4.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Minnesota rate. The unemployment rate in St Cloud peaked in May 2020 at 11.0% and is now 6.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in March 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare St Cloud unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.3 -7.5
Minnesota 4.0% -0.1 -7.3
St Cloud 4.3% 0.0 -6.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2021 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 peaked in May 2020 at 12,490. There are now 7,763 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,719 in April 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 8. St Cloud employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in St Cloud, Minnesota) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
St Cloud 4,727 +8 -7,763

Number of Unemployed Persons

St Cloud, Minnesota Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Minnesota
Unemployment Rate
St Cloud
Unemployment Rate
St Cloud
Unemployed
June
2021
5.9%
May
2021
5.8% 4.0% 4.3% 4,727
April
2021
6.1% 4.1% 4.3% 4,719
March
2021
6.0% 4.2% 4.3% 4,771
February
2021
6.2% 4.4% 4.5% 4,976
January
2021
6.3% 4.5% 4.7% 5,140
December
2020
6.7% 4.7% 4.8% 5,359
November
2020
6.7% 5.0% 4.9% 5,554
October
2020
6.9% 5.3% 5.2% 5,816
September
2020
7.8% 5.8% 5.5% 6,186
August
2020
8.4% 6.6% 6.0% 6,745
July
2020
10.2% 7.6% 6.7% 7,579

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.