Minnesota’s unemployment rate fell two tenths of a percentage point in August to 4.3 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis.
This decrease was once again driven by a further reduction in labor force participation as baby boomers continue to retire.
The national unemployment rate dropped to 6.1% in August.
Our quarterly Trends magazine provides expert analysis on the state's labor market, industries and economy.
The current issue's lead story,
State of the Economy
, takes an in-depth look at the Minnesota economy five years after the end of the Great Recession.
Check out the June issue of Trends.
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This quarterly magazine provides expert analysis of the state's labor market, industries and economy.
This monthly publication examines labor market conditions and key economic indicators statewide.
Analysis of key industries and sectors, current and emerging business issues, and workforce and economic trends.
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