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Employment Commissioner: ‘MN Lacks Job Growth’

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By Courtney King, NewsRadio 830 WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The latest report on job growth in the state of Minnesota shows lack thereof.

Dan McElroy, Commissioner of Economic Development and Employment, said employers cut 5,100 jobs in November. Minnesota’s job growth may be at a stand still but the state’s overall unemployment rate is still better than the national average.

“The unemployment rate stays the same at 7.1 percent, compared to the national rate of 9.8 percent.” McElroy said.

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Dave Lee Talks With Dan McElroy

During a meeting on Thursday, Gov.-elect Mark Dayton told reporters the government agreed to search for common ground on measures that encourage business growth and job creation.

McElroy said, “They expect Minnesota employers to add 50,000 jobs or more.”

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