abc
QUICK LINKS:

Minnesota's Unemployment Rate Decreases Slightly

Updated: 05/15/2014 12:15 PM
Created: 05/15/2014 12:14 PM WDIO.com

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota's unemployment rate decreased slightly in April.

According to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, the unemployment rate was at a seasonally adjusted 4.7 percent in April compared to 4.8 percent in March.

The manufacturing sector increased by 2,400 jobs, which reaches a post-recession high of 315,000 jobs. The government sector was also up by 1,500 jobs.

Construction and professional and business services lost a combined 4,400 jobs over March.

The department says in the end the state lost 4,200 jobs in April. But the state added nearly 42,000 jobs in the past year, a growth rate of 1.5 percent. The national growth rate is 1.7 percent.

The department also revised its March figures downward from 2,600 jobs gained to 700 jobs gained.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Front Page

  • One Man Dead After Car Accident in Aitkin County

    A 47-year-old man died after his vehicle was broadsided in northern Minnesota on Saturday night. The incident happened at the intersection of Highway 18 and Highway 65 in Aitkin County at 9:35 p.m.

  • Sunday Morning Fire Destroys Detached Garage in Duluth Heights

    Duluth firefighters responded to a garage fire at a Duluth Heights home on Sunday morning. When they arrived, flames were coming through the roof of the detached garage and the walls were caving in.

  • Dayton Signs Tax Break Bill

    Dayton's administration estimates that 200,000 people could benefit from new deductions or credits that they can now claim on both state and federal income tax forms. That includes teachers, families with a child in college and homeowners paying mortgage insurance.

  • Spectators Witness Athlete Triumph at Cable IPC Championships

    Competition got underway Saturday morning in Cable, Wisconsin for the International Paralympic Committee World Championships starting with the standing and visually impaired biathlon...

  • Nolan Applauds Tariffs Against International Solar Panels

    The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) decided to sign off on tariffs against solar panels from China and Taiwan. The big debate stemmed from the cheap, subsidized products that injured U.S. solar manufactures including silicon energy in Mountain Iron. 

 
Advertisement