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State of Minnesota gains jobs for the fourth straight month

For the fourth straight month, Minnesota gained jobs. Last month the state gained 11,300 jobs.  DEED Commissioner Steve Grove says for some it’s not ramping up fast enough:


Mower County saw a labor force of 20,472 in April, with 19,753 workers employed and 719 unemployed for an unemployment rate of 3.5%, which was down from 4.1% in March. In other county unemployment rates for April rom around our KAUS listening area, Freeborn County was at 4.1%, Fillmore County was at 3.2%, Dodge and Olmsted Counties each saw a 3.3% rate of unemployment in April,  Steele County was at 4.3% and Waseca County was at 4.9%.  Minnesota lost 416,300 jobs from February through April 2020 and has since gained 235,300 jobs or 56.5% of the jobs lost on a seasonally adjusted basis. The private sector has regained 57.7% of the jobs lost.

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