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Minnesota's unemployment rate is an indicator of the strength of the state's economy. Employment provides individuals with income needed to support themselves and their families.

Minnesota's annual average unemployment rate fell for the fifth consecutive year in 2014 from a high of 8.0 percent in 2006. The state is ranked in the top five states for the lowest unemployment rates.

The data reported on this page is the annual average of Minnesota's monthly unemployment rate, which allows for year-to-year comparisons. The rate reported on the Dashboard is updated monthly to provided the most up-to-date estimates.

This document (.xlsx) provides the indicator data in table format.

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