Construction led all job sectors in November gaining 3,400 jobs, according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). In all, Minnesota employers added 5,000 jobs in November and the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped .2 percent to 3.8 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate was 4.6 percent in November.
“Minnesota’s economy remains fundamentally strong, with steady job growth and rising wages. Those trends are likely to continue through 2017.” – DEED Commissioner Shawntera Hardy
Year-to-date, construction leads all job sectors in growth with 5,840 jobs added for a 4.9 percent over the year growth rate. The next closest in year-over-year growth is Education and Health Services with a 2.8 percent growth rate.
Other industries adding jobs in November were education and health services (up 2,500), leisure and hospitality (up 1,800), financial activities (up 1,300) and information (up 200).