Local

Minnesota’s Jobless Rate Unchanged

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. More Holiday Photos From 'WCCO This Morning' Viewers
  2. 4 Things To Know For Dec. 19, 2014
  3. Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir Performs Live
  4. WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Place To See Santa In MN
  5. Stephen Colbert Signs Off From His 'Report'

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minnesota’s jobless rate held steady in August but there were some encouraging trends.

The state unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7.2 percent last month, even with fluctuations caused by state employees returning to their jobs after the government shutdown.

But Minnesota added 5800 jobs in the private sector, including continued hiring in construction.

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Steve Murphy Reports

“Construction is up over the construction season here by 7500 jobs. That’s the first time we’ve had gains over the construction season here since 2006, so that’s a very positive development,” said state labor analyst Steve Hine.

Hine said one concern is how much longer Minnesota’s job scenario can avoid being dragged down by the sluggish national trends.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,379 other followers