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Northland Sees Job Growth as Logging, Mining Surge

The logging and mining category is leading Minnesota in job growth, and employment in the greater Twin Ports area is growing more quickly than other parts of the state. The logging and mining category is leading Minnesota in job growth, and employment in the greater Twin Ports area is growing more quickly than other parts of the state. |  Photo: WDIO-TV file

September 14, 2017 02:32 PM

The greater Twin Ports area saw a 2.2 percent growth in employment over the past year as logging and mining led the state in job growth.

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The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Growth said Thursday that the Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Statistical Area had 3,030 more jobs in August 2017 than it did one year earlier. The growth was just behind Minneapolis and ahead of Mankato, Rochester, and St. Cloud.

The Duluth-Superior MSA includes St. Louis, Carlton, and Douglas counties.

The logging and mining category led the state, by far, with a 10.7 percent growth rate over the year. The next closest category was construction with a 5.6 percent growth rate. Information and financial activities were the only two categories to see job losses in Minnesota in the past year.

Statewide, both Minnesota and Wisconsin saw slight increases in their monthly unemployment rates in August, when adjusted for normal seasonal changes. Minnesota's jobless rate rose one-tenth of a point to 3.8 percent and Wisconsin's rose two-tenths of a percent to 3.4 percent. Michigan rose two-tenths of a point to 3.9 percent.

The national unemployment rate for August was 4.4 percent.


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