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Minnesota adds 2,900 jobs in June Unemployment rate is 3.9 percent


Mon, Jul 20th, 2015
Posted in All State of Minnesota

Minn. gained 2,900 jobs in June – a welcome reversal after employers cut 200 jobs in May, according to figures released today by the Minn. Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

The state’s unemployment rate was 3.9%, up 0.1% from May. The U.S. unemployment rate in June was 5.3%.

The state has added 41,602 jobs since June 2014, a gain of 1.5%. U.S. job growth was 2.1% during the same period.

“June marks the sixth anniversary of the official end of the ‘Great Recession’, and the economy is seeing continued positive change,” said DEED Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben. “For example, the state saw gains in June in construction that pushed the industry back above 110,000 jobs – a level we haven’t seen since July 2008.”

Minn.’s labor force participation rate declined slightly in June for the first time in six months to 70.6%.

Education and health services led all sectors in June with 3,200 jobs, followed by construction with 2,600 new jobs. Other industries that added jobs were professional and business services (up 200) and financial activities (up 100).

Logging and mining held steady while six other sectors saw slight declines in June: manufacturing (down 800), trade, transportation and utilities (down 600), government (down 600), information (down 500), leisure and hospitality (down 400), and other services (down 300).

Seven of the state’s 11 major industrial sectors have added jobs in the past year, led by education and health services (up 11,529). That was followed by professional and business services (up 10,892), trade, transportation and utilities (up 10,579), leisure and hospitality (7,313), manufacturing (up 2,841), construction (up 1,103) and financial activities (up 599).

Four sectors lost jobs in the last 12 months: government (down 2,031), other services (down 775), information (down 251), and logging and mining (down 197).

In the Metropolitan Statistical Areas, the following regions gained jobs in the past 12 months: Minneapolis-St. Paul MSA (up 2.0%), Duluth-Superior MSA (up 1.5%) and Mankato MSA (up 1.0%).

DEED has added a section to its website that examines the unemployment rate by demographics (race, age and gender) and looks at alternative measures of unemployment. DEED is the state’s principal economic development agency, promoting business recruitment, exp .....
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Gas Buddy - 6.29.15

Mon, Jun 29th, 2015
Posted in All State of Minnesota

June 15- Average retail gasoline prices in Minn. have risen 4.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.69/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minn. This compares with the national average that has inc ..... 
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Gas Buddy - 6.15.15

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in All State of Minnesota

June 8- Average retail gasoline prices in Minn. have risen 8.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.65/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minn. This compares with the national average that has incr ..... 
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State adds 7,400 jobs in April Unemployment rate drops to 3.7%

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in All State of Minnesota

Minn. employers added 7,400 jobs in April, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The agency said Minn. has gained 25,500 jobs in the past three months and 46,114 jobs over th ..... 
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Commission on Judicial Selection recommends local candidates for Third Judicial District to Governor Dayton

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, MN – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today it is recommending three candidates to Governor Mark Dayton for consideration to fill the current vacancy in Minnesota’s Third Judicial District. This vacancy was created upon t ..... 
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Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation awards $127,909 in grants

Mon, May 4th, 2015
Posted in All State of Minnesota

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) recently approved seven grants totaling $127,909 to support early childhood and economic development projects within southern Minnesota. • $17,980 to Brown Nicollet Watonwan County Drug Court to pr ..... 
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State gains 7,800 jobs in March, unemployment rate at 3.7 percent for eighth straight month

Mon, May 4th, 2015
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL – Minn. employers add 7,800 jobs in March, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The agency said the state has added 50,829 jobs over the past ..... 
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Spring truck weight restrictions end April 22 for south, southeast, metro frost zones

Tue, Apr 21st, 2015
Posted in All State of Minnesota

April 21, 2015 Contact: Rich Kemp 651-366-4279 Spring truck weight restrictions end April 22 for south, southeast, metro frost zones ST. PAUL, Minn. – Spring truck weight restrictions on state highways will end April 22 f ..... 
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State gains 11,800 jobs in February Jobless rate steady at 3.7 percent

Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, MN – Minn. employers added 11,800 jobs in February, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The agency also announced revised figures from Janua ..... 
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