State Gains 5,300 Jobs in March

20 Apr 2017

Minnesota employers added 5,300 jobs in March, according to seasonally adjusted figures announced today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). With these gains, Minnesota’s private sector has 2,504,400 jobs, surpassing 2.5 million jobs for the first time in state history. The state exceeded 2 million private sector jobs in July 1995. 

In addition, the agency said February’s job gains were revised from 3,800 jobs gained to 6,200 jobs gained. Over the past year, the state has gained 48,162 jobs, a growth rate of 1.7 percent. U.S. job growth during that period was 1.5 percent. Since January 2011, Minnesota has gained 268,000 jobs. 

Minnesota’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped in March to 3.8 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate was 4.5 percent in March.

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