Minnesota’s unemployment rate held steady at 4.6 percent in December, with employers adding 9,500 new jobs. The Department of Employment and Economic Development said Thursday that the seasonally adjusted rate remains well below the U.S. unemployment rate of 6.7 percent.
Unemployment rates rose in nearly all large U.S. cities in June as college graduates and many of those still in school began searching for jobs. The unemployment rate in Minneapolis was 5.1 percent, the lowest among the large cities.
Minnesota’s unemployment rate continued its downward trend in June, inching a tenth of a percent lower than May. The Department of Employment and Economic Development announced Thursday that the state’s jobless rate for June was 5.2 percent.
Minnesota’s unemployment rate is unchanged in May compared to the previous month, as employers added 8,400 jobs. That’s according to the state Department of Employment and Economic Development.
The U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs in May, a gain that shows employers are hiring at a still-modest but steady pace despite government spending cuts and higher taxes. The unemployment rate rose to 7.6 percent from 7.5 percent in April.
An increase in hiring helped lower unemployment rates in 37 U.S. states last month, the latest indication that the job market is slowly healing.
Minnesota’s unemployment rate held steady last month even as the state lost 8,100 jobs.
Minnesota’s unemployment rate edged up last month, though the state stayed below the national jobless rate.
Minnesota employers added 6,800 jobs in July, the second month in a row that the state gained jobs.
Minnesota employers added 7,200 jobs in June, stopping a three-month stretch of job losses. The jobless rate stayed at 5.6 percent for a third month, according to seasonally adjusted figures released Thursday by the Department of Employment and Economic Development.
Minnesota’s unemployment rate has clocked in at a seasonally adjusted 5.8 percent for March, which remains well below the rate this time last year and the national average.
New figures show Minnesota gained 15,500 jobs in January, nudging the state’s unemployment rate down a tenth of a point to a seasonally adjusted 5.6 percent.
The Twin Cities job market may be about to pick up, according to a new report out by the Manpower workforce firm.
Minnesota’s jobless rate held steady in August but there were some encouraging trends.
Minnesota’s state government shutdown boosted the unemployment rate last month as the state lost a net 19,800 jobs, mostly due to the government closure.