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June Unemployment Drops To 4.5 Percent In Minnesota

Unemployment graphic (Reuters)
Unemployment graphic (Reuters)

ST. PAUL, MN (KDAL) - The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development reports the state unemployment rate fell to a seasonally adjusted 4.5 percent in June.  The rate was 4.6 percent in May and was at 6.3 percent in June of 2013.   Minnesota gained 8500 jobs in June, a second straight month of strong job growth.  The over the year employment in the Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Statistical Area was up 3 tenths of a percent.