The unemployment rate in Minnesota dropped slightly in June according to the latest figures from the Department of Employment and Economic Development.
The unemployment rate in June fell to 5-point-2 percent, down one tenth of a percent from May, compared to a national rate of 7-point-6 percent.
Spokesman Steve Hine said a downturn in the labor force was one reason for the drop in Minnesota.
State employers added 400 new jobs in June. A 25-hundred increase in private sector hiring was offset by a 21-hundred drop in government employment......
Professional and business services added 36-hundred jobs last month to lead all sectors. Other gains were in trade, transportation and utilities.