Labor force increases in Minnesota

KIMT WEB News

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s labor force now tops 3 million.

The Department of Employment and Economic Development showcased the figure Thursday as they released jobs figures for March. Their report says 2,600 jobs were added last month. It left the unemployment rate unchanged from February at 4.8 percent.

Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben says Minnesota has 33,000 more jobs than its all-time employment peak.

Many job sectors the state tracks saw hires in March. Losses came in leisure and hospitality, transportation and utilities, and education and health services.

The state has recovered from the last recession faster than the nation at large. The U.S. unemployment rate for March was 6.7 percent.

 

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