Minnesota’s unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point to a seasonally adjusted 3.8 percent in May.
For the fifth consecutive month the labor force participation rate rose, up one tenth of one percentage point to 70.8 percent. The unemployment rate increased because these additional participants were more likely to be unemployed than employed in May.
The national unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point to 5.5 percent in May.
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