Minnesota’s unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point to a seasonally adjusted 3.7 percent in April after an upward revision to 3.8 percent in March.
For the fourth consecutive month, the labor force participation rate increased, up by two-tenths of a percentage point to 70.7 percent in April. The labor force rose to 3,030,064.
The national unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point to 5.4 percent in April.
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The current issue's cover story, Wages During and After the Recession, examines how wages for Minnesotans who left their jobs and found new jobs during the recession compare with the wages of people who left jobs and found new work after the recession.