Unemployment Rate For St. Cloud Metro Area Drops Nearly 1%
ST. CLOUD – The unemployment rate in the St. Cloud metro area dropped nearly a full percent last month.
The latest numbers from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development have the April unemployment rate at 6.6% — down from 7.5% in March. It’s our lowest unemployment rate for April since it was at 5.5% in April of 2008.
We’re also even with the state’s unemployment rate, which is also 6.6%. And we’re much lower than the national unemployment rate of 8.7%.