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Unemployment rate drops, more jobs created in May in Minnesota

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The state reports good employment news for Minnesota for the month of May.

According to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, Minnesota's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 3.1 percent, and Minnesota employers added 10,200 jobs.

"Minnesota bounced back with its strongest month of job gains in more than a year, following weather-related delays in new hiring in April," said DEED Commissioner Shawntera Hardy in a press release Thursday. 

DEED reports education and health services was the only area that lost jobs in May. 

The Rochester area is the only market in the state that actually saw a decline in jobs, down less than one percent.
 

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