Brainerd has the highest jobless rate in state
Brainerd’s unemployment rate rose in November and the city now has the only double-digit jobless rate in the state.
Brainerd continues to top the chart, at 11.7%, which tracks the jobless rates of 67 Minnesota cities with populations of 10,000 or more. Few others were even close. The majority of the cities had unemployment rates of 4 percent and 5 percent with Vadnais Heights as low as 2.6 percent. Bemidji was the second highest at 9.8 percent.
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