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St. Cloud, Minnesota Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for St Cloud fell 1.1 percentage points in July 2020 to 6.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points lower than the Minnesota rate. The unemployment rate in St Cloud peaked in May 2020 at 9.4% and is now 3.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare St Cloud unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 10.2% -0.9 +6.5
Minnesota 7.6% -1.0 +4.4
St Cloud 6.4% -1.1 +3.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2020 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 May 2020 at 10,750. There are now 3,253 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 July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
St Cloud 7,497 -1,414 +3,845

Number of Unemployed Persons

St Cloud, Minnesota Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Minnesota
Unemployment Rate
St Cloud
Unemployment Rate
St Cloud
Unemployed
August
2020
8.4% 7.4%
July
2020
10.2% 7.6% 6.4% 7,497
June
2020
11.1% 8.6% 7.5% 8,911
May
2020
13.3% 9.9% 9.4% 10,750
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

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.