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.
50,000 gallons of toilet wastewater leaks into Twin Cities lake
You may want to avoid this body of water.
Evidence that omicron strains BA.4 and BA.5 are in Minnesota
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Hastings man charged for driving drunk with 2-year-old in vehicle
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Arrest made after person shot at Hopkins apartment building
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BA.2.12.1 omicron subvariant quickly becoming dominant in MN
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Teen paddle boarders rescued after 'abrupt wind change' on Lake Superior
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DFLer who was in labor during endorsement convention to run in primary
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Valleyfair opens this weekend, reveals full summer schedule of events
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Jury selection begins in trial of Buffalo clinic shooter, Gregory Ulrich
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Tow truck workers struck by hit-and-run driver on I-35
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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.
Minnesota adds more than 15,000 jobs, unemployement dips
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.
State unemployment rate drops again, labor market recovering
Minnesota employers shaved another 0.2 points in December, reaching the lowest level in three years. The state boosted the number of jobs by 7,900 to bring the unemployment rate down to 5.7 percent.
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.
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.
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