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.
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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.

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