With two straight months of job decline in Minnesota, economist Scott Anderson isn't optimistic. Job losses in formerly strong sectors like transportation and manufacturing are his chief concerns.
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.