Minnesota released its April unemployment report on Thursday and while the state’s jobless rate dropped to a seasonably adjusted 5.3 percent, employers eliminated more than 11,000 jobs last month.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the private sector added 172,000 jobs last month, but the unemployment rate went up slightly from 8.2 to 8.3 percent.
Rebecca Jarvis joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News Thursday from New York.
US Senator Al Franken discussed many issues with Dave Lee on Thursday’s WCCO Morning News from the State Fair.
North Dakota ended the decade with more than 430,000 workers, up more than 61,000 since 2000 and an increase equal to the population of Bismarck, the state’s second biggest city, a Job Service analysis showed.