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State employers add 600 jobs in January

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (WXOW) - Minnesota employers added 600 jobs in January.  The state gained 12,661 more jobs than originally reported over the previous 21 months.

This revision put total employment in the state over 2.8 million in December for the first time in historyThe sixth consecutive month of job gains in January brought job growth in state at a rate from 1.9 percent compared with a U.S. growth rate of 1.8 percent.  Minnesota has regained 190,400 jobs since the low point of the recession.

Over the past year, education and health services led all sectors with 11,448 new jobs.  Other job growth occurred in trade, transportation and utilities (up 10,245), construction (up 9,562), professional and business services (up 6,331), manufacturing (up 4,809), leisure and hospitality (up 3,597), other services (up 2,874), government (up 1,600), information (up 1,434), financial activities (up 201), and logging and mining (up 53).

In the state, Metropolitan Statistical Areas, job gains occurred in the past 12 months in Mankato MSA (up 2.6 percent), St. Cloud MSA (up 1.7 percent), Minneapolis- St. Paul MSA (up 1.5 percent) and Duluth- Superior MSA (up 0.9 percent).  Job losses occurred in the Rochester MSA (down 0.3 percent).

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