Jobs up by 4,400 in Minnesota; State Marks a Half Year of Steady Labor Force Growth
19 Sep 2023
Minnesota gained 4,400 jobs from July to August and the labor force grew for a sixth straight month, according to data released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
Minnesota and U.S. employment both grew 0.1% over the month, with Minnesota's private sector job growth – up 4,800 jobs in August – outpacing national private sector job growth. With 3,225 people entering the labor force last month, the labor force participation rate held steady over-the-month at 68.5% and Minnesota's unemployment rate ticked up one-tenth of a point to 3.1% in August.