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More optimistic news about jobs prospects in Minnesota

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A new survey released Tuesday morning suggests that Minnesota's unemployment rate will continue to fall.

KSTP had a story about research included in the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey that has positive conclusions about job prospects in the state. A survey of 18,000 employers placed Minnesota in the top 10 nationally in a category called Net Employment Outlook.

Of the Minnesota employers surveyed, 20 percent said they plan to increase their staff sizes between April and June of this year. Only 2 percent of those surveyed said they plan to decrease their staff during the second quarter.

Minnesota’s unemployment numbers have continued to decline and now stand at 4.6 percent. That's significantly lower than the national average of 6.7 percent.

Employment conditions in Wisconsin are also looking good. According to a state news roundup in the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, the quarterly survey by Milwaukee's Manpower Incorporated shows that 21-percent more companies plan to add employees from April through June than those that are expecting layoffs. If the predictions hold, it could predict a turnaround in Wisconsin's job growth. Federal figures show that Wisconsin has created new jobs at half the national pace in the government's latest quarterly employment census.

Nationally, Manpower says 13 percent more companies plan to add workers than to lay-off people from April through June.

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