January unemployment dropped a tenth of a percent in Minnesota as employers added another 15,500 jobs. The unemployment rate for the state is at 5.6 percent. Minnesota's jobless rate is well below the national figure, but job growth is slower than the nation as a whole.
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Minnesota gains 7,200 jobs in June, unemployment rate unchanged
Minnesota's jobless rate remains 5.6 percent for the third straight month, according to the figures released Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Employers added 7,200 jobs last month to end a three-month skid of job losses in the state. Minnesota is still well below the national unemployment rate of 8.2 percent.
Minn. employers add 5,900 jobs, unemployment rate ticks down to 5.8%
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development says the state's jobless rate fell a tenth of a percent to 5.8 percent last month after employers add 5,900 jobs, the Star Tribune reports. Education and health services led all sectors in September with 5,600 new positions. The government, manufacturing and information sectors shed the most jobs last month.
February unemployment rate up slightly despite more jobs
Minnesota employers added 6,200 jobs last month, but the state's jobless rate still went up a tenth of a percent to 5.7 percent. Minnesota's jobless rate remains well below the U.S. rate of 8.3 percent. Education and health services added the most jobs.
State adds 6,800 jobs in July; unemployment rate up slightly
Employment in Minnesota continued to grow in July with more than 6,800 jobs added, the state reported Thursday. Combined with June numbers, the state has added 11,000 jobs in the last two months. Minnesota's unemployment rate, however, climbed 0.2 percent from June to 5.8 percent in July, but still is far below the national rate of 8.3 percent.
Minnesota unemployment rate holds steady at 5.6 percent in May
The state jobless rate remained unchanged at 5.6 percent even as Minnesota employers shed 900 jobs in May, according to the state Department of Employment and Economic Development. The U.S. unemployment rate was 8.2 percent last month.
Minnesota employers eliminate 3,100 jobs in April
Despite the decline, Minnesota's unemployment dropped 0.2 percent to 5.6 percent last month. State officials say most of the job losses were in retail, construction, hospitality and government sectors. Minnesota remains well below the national unemployment rate of 8.1 percent.
DEED: Minnesota jobless rate climbs to 5.9 percent in August
Employers in Minnesota cut 2,000 jobs last month, according to state labor officials with the Department of Employment and Economic Development. The Star Tribune reports, the state's unemployment rate went up one-tenth of a point from July to 5.9 percent. The national jobless figure was 8.1 percent in August.
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