Minnesota added 34,246 jobs in June over the year, up 1.2 percent. Minnesota’s private sector has gained 33,259 jobs over the past year, up 1.3 percent. Meanwhile, U.S. employment grew at a rate of 1.8 percent overall and 2.0 percent for the private sector.
Sectors which saw gains over the year included Education & Health Services, up 23,105 jobs, Leisure & Hospitality, up 4,796, Construction, up 4,684, Financial Activities, up 1,918, Trade, Transportation & Utilities, up 1,571, Professional & Business Services, up 1,328, and Government, up 987.
Sectors that lost jobs over the year included Logging & Mining, down 1,475 jobs, Information, down 1,225, Other Services, down 1,174, and Manufacturing, down 269.
Minnesota gained 7,300 jobs in June on a seasonally adjusted basis, up 0.3 percent over the month. Private sector employers added 5,800 jobs, up 0.2 percent over the month.
Eight of the eleven major sectors gained jobs over the month in June. The largest gains were in Leisure & Hospitality, up 2,600, Education and Health Services, up 2,200 jobs, Government, up 1,500, Construction, up 1,300, and Other Services, up 1,200 jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis.
Three sectors lost jobs over the month: Trade, Transportation & Utilities shed 2,300 jobs, Professional & Business Services lost 400, and Mining lost 200.
The U.S. grew by 0.2 percent over the month in June, with the addition of 287,000 jobs.