Minnesota’s unemployment continues to decline

Minnesota job numbers slowly rebounding

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KEYC) - Minnesota’s unemployment continues its downhill slide in August.

The latest data from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development reports a 7.4 percent unemployment rate statewide. That’s a slight improvement from July’s unemployment rate of 7.6 percent. Minnesota also added a seasonally adjusted 40,500 payroll jobs in August, up 1.5% from July. The Mankato MSA had the fewest number of jobs lost over the course of the year, seeing a drop in over the year employment of around 2,000.

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