Minnesota added 27,987 jobs in May over the year. The over-the-year growth rate was 1.0 percent. Minnesota’s private sector has gained 26,176 jobs over the past year, growing at a rate of 1.1 percent. Meanwhile, U.S. employment grew at a rate of 1.7 percent overall and 1.9 percent for the private sector.
Sectors which saw gains over the year included Education & Health Services, up 18,533 jobs, Construction, up 4,295, Professional & Business Services, up 2,906, Government, up 1,811, Trade, Transport. & Utilities, up 1,558, and Financial Activities, up 1,510.
Sectors that lost jobs over the year included Logging & Mining, down 1,585 jobs, Information, down 1,303, Other Services, down 506, and Manufacturing, down 218.
Minnesota lost 1,900 jobs in May on a seasonally adjusted basis, down 0.1 percent over the month. Private sector employers lost 4,600 jobs, down 0.2 percent over the month.
Gains over the month were seen in Education and Health Services, up 3,900 jobs, Government, up 2,700, and Information, up 200 jobs.
Most sectors lost jobs over the month, with the largest losses occurring in Manufacturing, down 2,300 jobs, Construction, down 1,900, Financial Activities, down 1,300, and Leisure & Hospitality, down 1,000.
National job growth remained flat at 0.1 percent in May on a seasonally adjusted basis.
National job growth was 0.1 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis in April.