State Officials: Minnesota sees third straight month of job growth

Courtesy: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
Courtesy: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

(St. Paul, MN) -- The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development is releasing jobs numbers for the moth of October, and say the state added 7,000 jobs.

The growth measured the time between September and October, reaching a record number of 3,001,300 available jobs across all of Minnesota. State officials credit job growth in sectors like Education & Health Services, Professional & Business Services, and Leisure & Hospitality sectors. 

A comparison between state and national job growth and decline figures is listed below, or you can click here for more information

  • Total Nonfarm Employment: Minnesota (+0.2%) Federal (+0.1%)
  • Total Private: Minnesota (+0.2%) Federal (+0.1%)
  • Mining & Logging: Minnesota (+1.6%) Federal (+0.2%)
  • Construction: Minnesota (+0.9%) Federal (+0.3%)
  • Manufacturing: Minnesota (-0.5%) Federal (-0.3%)
  • Trade, Transportation & Utilities: Minnesota (+0.2%) Federal (0.0%)
  • Information: Minnesota (-0.4%) Federal (-0.3%)
  • Financial Activities: Minnesota (-0.9%) Federal (0.0%)
  • Education & Health Services: Minnesota (+0.6%) Federal (+0.3%)
  • Professional & Business Services: Minnesota(+0.5) Federal (+0.1%)
  • Leisure & Hospitality Sectors: Minnesota (+0.6%) Federal ( +0.1%)
  • Other Services: Minnesota (+0.2%) Federal (0.0%)
  • Government: Minnesota (+0.3%) Federal (+0.2%)

“There are many opportunities for job seekers right now – as there have been for quite some time in Minnesota,” said DEED Deputy Commissioner Kevin McKinnon. “In October, we saw more good news in job growth, while we saw a pause in labor force growth after nearly three quarters of more and more people looking for work and landing jobs. DEED continues to work hard to make sure Minnesotans know about all the great reasons to join the labor force right now.”