Mower County sees 4% rate of unemployment in June

Minnesota’s unemployment rate held steady at four percent in June and the state’s labor force participation rate also remained level at nearly 68 percent.  Tasha Redel has more:

Mower County saw a labor force of 20,600 in June, with 19,772 workers employed and 828 unemployed for an unemployment rate of 4%, which was up from 3.2% in May.  In other county unemployment rates from around our KAUS listening area in June, Freeborn County saw a 4.4% rate of unemployment, Fillmore County was at 3.3%, Dodge County was at 3.5% for the month of June, Steele County was at 4.3%, Olmsted County was at 3.7% and Waseca County saw a 4.8% rate of unemployment in June.  Over the month, Minnesota lost 600 jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis. The private sector lost 3,100 jobs, down 0.1%. These losses are the first since December 2020 in Minnesota. Growth has been uneven from month to month coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic recession.