Minnesota Gains 8,900 Jobs in December

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Statewide unemployment rate at 3.1 percent, lowest level in more than 17 years

ST. PAUL – Minnesota employers added 8,900 jobs in December, with 8,700 of them coming from the private sector, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). 

The state gained 44,200 jobs during the calendar year, a growth rate of 1.5 percent. The U.S. rate of job growth last year also was 1.5 percent. 

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