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St. Cloud, Minnesota Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for St Cloud fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 2.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Minnesota rate. The unemployment rate in St Cloud peaked in May 2020 at 10.7% and is now 8.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.1% in June 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare St Cloud unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Minnesota 2.0% +0.1 -1.2
St Cloud 2.2% 0.0 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 12,018. There are now 9,521 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,395 in July 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 102. St Cloud employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in St Cloud, Minnesota) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
St Cloud 2,497 +53 -1,261

Number of Unemployed Persons

St Cloud, Minnesota Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Minnesota
Unemployment Rate
St Cloud
Unemployment Rate
St Cloud
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 2.0% 2.2% 2,497
August
2022
3.7% 1.9% 2.2% 2,444
July
2022
3.5% 1.8% 2.1% 2,395
June
2022
3.6% 1.8% 2.1% 2,401
May
2022
3.6% 2.0% 2.2% 2,464
April
2022
3.6% 2.2% 2.3% 2,594
March
2022
3.6% 2.5% 2.5% 2,850
February
2022
3.8% 2.7% 2.7% 3,070
January
2022
4.0% 2.9% 3.0% 3,377
December
2021
3.9% 3.0% 3.2% 3,568
November
2021
4.2% 3.1% 3.2% 3,553

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.