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Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS)

By Oriane Casale
February 2024

The unemployment rate ticked down to 2.9% in Minnesota in December from 3.1% in November on a seasonally adjusted basis.

The number of unemployed fell to 91,336 workers, and the number of employed decreased to 3,008,848 workers. The labor force shrank to 3,100,184 workers, and the labor force participation rate fell to 68.1%.

The U.S. unemployment rate to held at 3.7% in December on a seasonally adjusted basis. The labor force participation rate ticked down to 62.5%.

Unemployment Rates
Rate December 2023 November 2023 December 2022
Minnesota Seasonally Adjusted 2.9% 3.1% 2.9%
Minnesota Not Seasonally Adjusted 2.6% 1.9% 3.2%
U.S. Seasonally Adjusted 3.7% 3.7% 3.5%
U.S. Not Seasonally Adjusted 3.5% 3.5% 3.3%
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