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Minnesota experienced moderate job growth in 2012 compared to 2011 with newly benchmarked data showing an annual increase of 1.4 percent and numeric growth of 38,868 jobs for the year.
With 481 firms supplying 2,197 jobs, Truck Transportation is a major and necessary part of the economy in Northwest Minnesota.
Minnesota employment estimates showed a one-month decline of 11,400 in April, the second consecutive monthly employment loss and the fourth in the last 12 months.
View total nonfarm employment around Minnesota, segregated by region.
The Minnesota Index was unchanged in April as declining payroll employment last month offset another drop in the unemployment rate and a slight uptick in average manufacturing hours.
On a seasonally adjusted basis the April CPI-U for all items decreased 0.4 percent over the month.