Minnesota Adds Jobs But Unemployment Rate Ticks Up
(St. Paul, MN) -- Despite Minnesota employers adding nearly seven-thousand jobs in July, the state's unemployment rate inched up two-tenths of a point to five-point-eight percent last month. Officials say the slight up-tick was due to downward revisions in June's job numbers. Over the last two months, employers have added 11-thousand jobs. Government led all sectors in July with 31-hundred new jobs. Other job growth occurred in trade, transportation and utilities (up 2,100). Job losses were reported in leisure and hospitality (down 3,200), construction (down 600), other services (down 200) and information (down 100).