Minnesota Employers Add 8,000 Jobs in September; Labor Force Grows for Seventh Straight Month
19 Oct 2023
Minnesota gained 8,000 jobs in September and the labor force grew for the seventh month in a row, adding more than 1,500 workers, according to data released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
Minnesota's job growth last month outpaced that of the U.S. as a whole – up 0.3% in Minnesota compared to 0.2% nationally. Minnesota's unemployment rate remained at 3.1% in September and the labor force participation rate held steady for the third month at 68.5%. Both numbers continue to beat U.S. averages: nationally, the unemployment rate stayed at 3.8% and the labor force participation rate held at 62.8%.