In March, Minnesota’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.8 percent.
Minnesota’s labor force participation rate increased to 70.6 percent and the state’s labor force surpassed 3 million for the first time ever in March. The employment-to-population ratio also rose to 67.2 percent, its highest level since January 2009.
The national unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.7 percent in March.
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The current issue's cover story, Roll Out the Barrels, focuses on the rapidly growing craft brewing industry in Minnesota. Minnesota’s burgeoning craft beer industry produced nearly 391,000 barrels last year — an 83 percent increase in the past decade.
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