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.

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The state’s unemployment rate also fell to 3.5 percent. That is much better than the nationwide rate of 5 percent.

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Most of the jobs added were in leisure and hospitality.

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The industries losing jobs were transportation and utilities.