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St. Cloud, Minnesota Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for St Cloud fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2022 to 2.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Minnesota rate. The unemployment rate in St Cloud peaked in May 2020 at 10.7% and is now 8.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare St Cloud unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Minnesota 2.2% -0.3 -1.3
St Cloud 2.3% -0.2 -1.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 9,425 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 April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
St Cloud 2,593 -257 -1,787

Number of Unemployed Persons

St Cloud, Minnesota Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Minnesota
Unemployment Rate
St Cloud
Unemployment Rate
St Cloud
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 2.2% 2.3% 2,593
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
October
2021
4.6% 3.1% 3.3% 3,591
September
2021
4.7% 3.2% 3.4% 3,758
August
2021
5.2% 3.3% 3.6% 3,962
July
2021
5.4% 3.3% 3.8% 4,146
June
2021
5.9% 3.4% 3.9% 4,267

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.