MN May Unemployment Rate 15 Jun 12

The state’s unemployment rate held steady in May at 5.6%. State labor analyst Steve Hine says although job growth has flattened in recent months, several sectors in Minnesota are doing relatively well compared to the rest of the country. The Government sector added in the most jobs last month, with 1,200. Manufacturing came in second with 900 jobs, and Construction accounted for 800 new jobs. Over the past year, the state has added nearly 23,000 jobs. Minnesota remains well below the national unemployment rate of 8.2%.