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.