Minnesota Jobless Rate Reaches New Low


Unemployment rates

Minnesota has recorded an unemployment rate of 4.6% for the month of May, the lowest number in seven years. This puts Minnesota much lower than the national unemployment rate of 6.3%.

Minnesota employers added 10,300 jobs throughout May and more than 45,000 jobs in the past year. These increases put Minnesota’s growth rate at 1.6%. Though we are doing well nationally in unemployment rates, our growth rate is just a bit below the national rate of 1.8%.

The sectors that added the most jobs were professional and business services, construction, manufacturing and information.


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Rebecca Mariscal

Rebecca Mariscal is a student at the University of St. Thomas majoring in Communication and Journalism with a minor in Spanish. She was born in California and has lived in four states since then, finally landing in Minnesota (maybe not for good). She loves to travel and studied abroad in London and Ireland last year with another planned trip to Argentina this upcoming year. She hopes to continue her travels after graduation without the excuse of class credit. She is an avid reader who enjoys anything she can get her hands on, from literature classics to popular trilogies. She enjoys writing in all forms, contributing to not only Minnesota Connect but also St. Thomas’s student-run online news source TommieMedia and the School of Social Work’s Perspectives.

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