Minnesota’s labor force grew by 3,634 people last month. Interim DEED Commissioner Kevin McKinnon says the unemployment rate held steady at 2.8%:
The city of Austin saw a labor force of 12,693 workers in the month of April, with 12,365 employed and 328 unemployed for an unemployment rate of 2.6%, down from 2.9% in March, while Mower County saw a labor force of 20,748 workers in March, with 20,200 employed and 548 unemployed for an unemployment rate of 2.6%, down from 3% in March. In other county unemployment rates for the month of April from around our KAUS listening area, Freeborn County was at 2.5%, Fillmore County was at 2.9%, Dodge County saw a 3.2% rate of unemployment in April, Steele County was at 3.1%, Olmsted County came in at 2.1%, and Waseca County saw a 4.1% rate of unemployment in April. Minnesota gained 4,500 jobs last month.