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.
There’s a sobering prediction about Minnesota’s jobless rate if there’s a state government shutdown on July 1.
Minnesota’s unemployment rate edged down a tenth of a percentage point to a seasonally adjusted 6.5 percent in April, though the state lost 5,200 jobs — a decline officials said was largely because of poor weather.
Minnesota’s unemployment rate inched up slightly last month, even as employers added more than 14,000 jobs.
Minnesota’s unemployment rate didn’t budge from 7 percent last month as employers cut almost 10,000 jobs.
After holding steady for much of the summer, Minnesota’s jobless rate edged up in August.
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