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St. Cloud, Minnesota Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for St Cloud fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2019 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Minnesota rate. The unemployment rate in St Cloud peaked in April 2009 at 8.1% and is now 4.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.9% in June 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare St Cloud unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Minnesota 3.4% +0.1 +0.6
St Cloud 3.3% -0.1 +0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August 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 April 2009 at 8,757. There are now 4,953 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,263 in July 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 541. St Cloud employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in St Cloud, Minnesota) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
St Cloud 3,804 -15 +541

Number of Unemployed Persons

St Cloud, Minnesota Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Minnesota
Unemployment Rate
St Cloud
Unemployment Rate
St Cloud
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.3%
July
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.3% 3,804
June
2019
3.7% 3.3% 3.4% 3,819
May
2019
3.6% 3.3% 3.4% 3,821
April
2019
3.6% 3.3% 3.4% 3,809
March
2019
3.8% 3.2% 3.3% 3,739
February
2019
3.8% 3.1% 3.2% 3,632
January
2019
4.0% 3.0% 3.2% 3,557
December
2018
3.9% 2.9% 3.1% 3,420
November
2018
3.7% 2.9% 3.1% 3,420
October
2018
3.8% 2.8% 3.0% 3,388

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.