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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 2018 to 3.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Minnesota rate. The unemployment rate in St Cloud peaked in March 2009 at 8.1% and is now 4.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare St Cloud unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Minnesota 3.2% -0.1 -0.5
St Cloud 3.2% -0.2 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 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 March 2009 at 8,749. There are now 5,070 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,656 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 23. St Cloud employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in St Cloud, Minnesota) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
St Cloud 3,679 -120 -837

Number of Unemployed Persons

St Cloud, Minnesota Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Minnesota
Unemployment Rate
St Cloud
Unemployment Rate
St Cloud
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 3.2% 3.2% 3,679
January
2018
4.1% 3.3% 3.4% 3,799
December
2017
4.1% 3.3% 3.5% 3,865
November
2017
4.1% 3.3% 3.3% 3,714
October
2017
4.1% 3.3% 3.3% 3,656
September
2017
4.2% 3.3% 3.5% 3,937
August
2017
4.4% 3.4% 3.7% 4,133
July
2017
4.3% 3.4% 3.6% 3,928
June
2017
4.3% 3.4% 3.7% 4,099
May
2017
4.3% 3.5% 3.8% 4,215
April
2017
4.4% 3.5% 3.8% 4,169

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.