MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota continues to add jobs, and it seems to be a trend that will keep going in 2016.
The Department of Employment and Economic Development says employers added more than 9,000 jobs last month.READ MORE: 2 Teenagers Accused In Over A Dozen Metro Area Carjackings
The state’s unemployment rate also fell to 3.5 percent. That is much better than the nationwide rate of 5 percent.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Winter Weather Advisory Issued For South-Central Minnesota
Most of the jobs added were in leisure and hospitality.MORE NEWS: What's An 'Ice Quake?' Perhaps The Answer To The Noises You’re Hearing At Night
The industries losing jobs were transportation and utilities.