Minnesota employers added 11,300 jobs in July, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
So far, Minnesota jobs are up 1.5-percent over last year, which is slightly lower than the national job increase of 1.7-percent. The Minnesota unemployment rate rose 0.1 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted 3.9 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in July. Leisure and hospitality led all sectors in July with 3,400 new jobs.
Manufacturing was the only industry that lost jobs, down 200.