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Monthly Highlights

Our monthly data give you the most current available snapshot of how Minnesota's economy is performing on a number of important job and employment-related fronts.

You can find out about our unemployment rate and how it compares with the rest of the country, examine how key industry sectors are faring, and review the latest statistics on unemployment insurance claims.

State and National Employment and Unemployment

Get the most recent unemployment rate for Minnesota and the U.S., the over-the-year change in employment, and the monthly employment change by sector.

Alternative Measures of Unemployment

The official unemployment rate tells a lot about untapped potential in the labor force. But we can learn even more by looking at race, age, gender, and alternative measures of unemployment.

Economic Recovery Dashboard

This tool provides data on the changes in employment, labor force, and unemployment since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Comparing Recoveries - Current Employment Statistics

This tool compares the COVID-19 recession and recovery to past recessions using Current Employment Statistics.

Monthly Economic Snapshot

An interactive data map showing Minnesota's economic performance compared to other states.

Examine Employment Data

This tool allows users to examine recent and long-term trends in employment by state, region, county, and city or township.

County Unemployment Rates

Current unemployment rates for each of Minnesota's 87 counties, plus month-by-month data going back several years.

Unemployment Insurance Statistics

Data on initial and continuing claims for unemployment insurance benefits in Minnesota.

Job Openings & Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS)

The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) provides information on the number of job openings, hires and separations for the nation and each state on a monthly basis, offering supplemental detail to the monthly employment and unemployment reports.

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