By Courtney King, NewsRadio 830 WCCO
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The latest report on job growth in the state of Minnesota shows lack thereof.READ MORE: Driver Flees After Hitting 4-Year-Old Girl In East St. Paul
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.READ MORE: Infant Found Safe After South Minneapolis Car Theft, Police Say
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McElroy said, “They expect Minnesota employers to add 50,000 jobs or more.”