Polk County, MN monthly unemployment update

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June 28, 2023
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Polk County, MN monthly unemployment update

Stacker compiled statistics about the unemployment rate in Polk County using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. County and metro unemployment rates are as of April 2023.

Polk County had a 3.2% unemployment rate in April 2023, holding steady from a month ago. Minnesota reported a 2.9% unemployment rate in May, which is the 20th lowest in the country. The national unemployment rate last month rose to 3.7% but is still 0.1 percentage points higher than last year.

The unemployment rate in the Grand Forks, ND metropolitan area was 2.3%, which is 0.9 percentage points lower than Polk County. Grand Forks has the 166th lowest unemployment out of 887 metro and micro areas surveyed in the country.

Counties with the highest unemployment rate in Minnesota
#1. Clearwater County: 8.3%
#2. Kanabec County: 6.4%
#2. Pine County: 6.4%
#4. Mahnomen County: 6.2%
#4. Mille Lacs County: 6.2%

Counties with the lowest unemployment rate in Minnesota
#1. Rock County: 1.8%
#2. Olmsted County: 2.1%
#3. Nicollet County: 2.2%
#3. Winona County: 2.2%
#5. Clay County: 2.3%

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