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Minnesota Gains 600 Jobs in August


Thu, Sep 16th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota



For Immediate Release Contact: Kirsten Morell, 651-259-7161

September 16, 2010 Kirsten.Morell@state.mn.us

Minnesota Gains 600 Jobs

in August

~Unemployment rate at 7 percent~

ST. PAUL - Minnesota employers added 600 jobs in August, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged up to 7 percent from July's revised figure of 6.9 percent. Minnesota remained well under the U.S. unemployment rate, which also rose 0.1 percent to 9.6 percent in August.

Minnesota has added 32,500 jobs in the past year, a growth rate of 1.2 percent. U.S. job growth during the same period was 0.2 percent.

"While Minnesota's employment picture was relatively stable in August, we continue to see a steady pace of growth and outperform the country as a whole," said DEED Commissioner Dan McElroy. "Growth in August was led by professional and business services, particularly in the area that includes temporary help - a leading economic indicator."

Five of the state's 11 sectors added jobs in August, led by professional and business services, which grew by 4,900 jobs. Administrative and support services, which includes temporary help, accounted for most of the growth in this sector.

Other gains occurred in education and health services (up 1,900), information (up 1,400), government (up 900), and mining and logging (up 100).

Job losses occurred in trade, transportation and utilities (down 3,500), construction (down 2,500), leisure and hospitality (down 1,800), other services (down 500), manufacturing (down 200) and financial activities (down 100).

Over the past year, job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality (up 14,600), professional and business services (up 13,400), education and health services (up 12,200), manufacturing (up 5,600), government (up 1,800), information (up 900), and logging and mining (up 300).

Year-over-year job losses occurred in construction (down 8,100), other services (down 5,100), trade, transportation and utilities (down 1,800), and financial activities (down 1,200).

In the state Metropolitan Statistical Areas, job gains occurred in the past year in the St. Cloud MSA (up 0.7 percent), the Rochester MSA (up 1.5 percent), the Minneapolis-St. Paul MSA (up 0.4 percent), the Duluth-Superior MSA (up 0.9 percent) and the Mankato MSA (up 0.3 perc .....
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MINNESOTA FARMERS OFFER FREE GROCERIES FOR A YEAR!

Wed, Sep 15th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN. (Sept. 15, 2010) - Thousands of Minnesota consumers have learned that a chance to win free groceries for a year is just a mouse click away. In fact, since the Minnesota "Farmers Feed US" promotion at www.FarmersFeedUS.org launched on ..... 
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BACK TO SCHOOL MEANS BUS SAFETY 101 FOR ALL

Wed, Sep 8th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota





ST. PAUL - The Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety is urging motorists to "see yellow" and be ready to respond to school buses and student pedestrians as school resumes in Minnesota. Officials stress motorists ..... 
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DWI CRACKDOWN CONTINUES THROUGH LABOR DAY AS GOVERNOR DECLARES FRIDAY "DESIGNATE A SOBER DRIVER DAY"

Thu, Sep 2nd, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL - Heightened DWI enforcement efforts will surround Labor Day weekend, the seventh deadliest weekend of the year for alcohol-related deaths according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety.

Around 4 ..... 
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Coalition of Greater MN Cities

Wed, Sep 1st, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota



St. Paul, MN-With the state facing a $5.8 billion deficit, Minnesotans deserve detailed answers on how candidates for governor will close the budget gap, said the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman t ..... 
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ServeMinnesota's Social & Economic Program Efforts Recognized By Landmark Kennedy Serve America Act With $14.5M in Grants

Tue, Aug 3rd, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN - After undergoing a rigorous competition to receive a slice of $234 million in federal AmeriCorps grants, ServeMinnesota programs received $14.5 million from the Corporation for National and Community Service, a 25 percent increase o ..... 
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Take action to stop distraction behind the wheel

Tue, Aug 3rd, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL - Attention drivers! Around 100 law enforcement agencies are conducting a distracted driving educational push coupled with an enforcement effort during the first week of August. Agencies will increase patrols on Aug. 5 during Gov. Pawlenty's ..... 
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FCC to Hear from Minnesotans on Future of Internet

Tue, Aug 3rd, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS - The Federal Communications Commission's Michael Copps and Mignon Clyburn will meet with the public at a hearing on the future of the Internet in Minneapolis on Aug. 19.

WHAT: Public Hearing on the Future of the Internet

DA ..... 
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Rumble strip installation scheduled in Fillmore County

Fri, Jul 30th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

Motorists can expect brief lane closures as crews install rumble strips in Fillmore County beginning Monday, August 2. Flaggers will control traffic during the lane closures.

AAA Striping Service Co. is the prime contractor for the $221,702 ..... 
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