Minnesota Continues Job Growth Trend
Monday, August 02, 2021
Minnesota added 12,300 jobs for May, the fifth straight month that the state has posted job gains. That’s according to the latest statistics from the Minnesota Department of Economic Development and Employment (DEED).
The private sector added 14,800 jobs. But those gains were offset by a loss of 2,500 government jobs for the month.
DEED Commissioner Steve Grove was upbeat in a virtual press conference to discuss the latest numbers.
“Minnesotans are getting back to work,” he said. “Our unemployment rate is dropping for the right reasons and there’s a lot of opportunity in the Minnesota economy as we come out of this pandemic and move into the next chapter of our state’s growth.”