Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Jobless Rate Falls

From the Star Tribune:
Minnesota added 2,600 jobs in October; jobless rate fell to

Minnesota payrolls grew by 2,600 jobs in October, including 2,100 broadly spread across the state's manufacturers, according to monthly figures released Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate went down from 3.9 percent to 3.7 percent -- both measures reversing September's report when jobs were down and unemployment was up.

Some of the strongest growth in manufacturing was in computer and electronics, and "miscellaneous" -- two-thirds of that being medical equipment manufacturing, said Steve Hine, the department's labor market research director.

Government employment rose, as schools filled 1,600 jobs. Among the sectors that lost jobs were information and "other services," a hodge-podge as varied as auto repair shops and religious organizations, he said. (Source: Star Tribune, Nov. 16, 2005)


At 8:23 AM, Blogger StPaul_DFLer said...

You beleive anything the Strib prints?
Then you've got to stick with them when they stick it to your candidates.

Of course now that fast food jobs are grouped with manufacturing jobs it looks like a surge. Throw in there the none-counting of people who have been unemployed for longer than six months- this story means nothing.


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