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Minnesota Unemployment Rate Steady In July

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ST. PAUL, MN (KDAL) - The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development says the state's unemployment rate remained unchanged in July at 4.5 percent.  The U-S unemployment rate in July was at 6.2 percent.  The figures show that Minnesota lost 4200 jobs in the month but has gained over 68 thousand jobs in the past year, a 2.5 percent growth rate compared to a 1.9 percent rate nationwide.  For the Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Statistical Area the over the year employment change was up 0.9 percent.

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