Minnesota saw the highest monthly job gains in April since 2013. According to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Minnesota employers added 15,100 jobs.
Construction added the second most jobs in April with 3,600 added. Education and health services topped all sectors with 4,300 new jobs.
“This is the largest monthly jobs gain Minnesota has seen in nearly four years,” said DEED Commissioner Shawntera Hardy. “Minnesota has already added nearly 23,000 jobs in the first four months of 2017.”
The Minnesota unemployment rate held steady in April at a seasonally adjusted 3.8 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate was 4.4 percent.