The Minnesota unemployment rate remained unchanged at a seasonally adjusted 5.6% in May, according to figures released by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
The US unemployment rate was 8.2% in May. Minnesota employers cut 900 jobs in May, while the April job numbers were revised from 3100 jobs lost to 900 jobs lost. Over the past year the state has gained 22,000 jobs, a growth rate of 0.8%.
DEED says government led all sectors in May adding 2100 jobs. Other gains occurred in manufacturing, construction, education, and health services. The largest job losses occurred in professional and business services which lost 1600 jobs.