ST. PAUL -- Minnesota’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rose a tenth of a percent during November to 3.3%, according to data released Thursday, Dec. 19, by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. The national seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November fell a tenth of a percent to 3.5%, according to a release.
Minnesota gained 5,911 jobs from November 2018 to November 2019, a 0.2% increase.
The private sector average wage rate went up 18 cents in November for a 5.2% rise over the year.
“The fall and winter months tend to be unpredictable for job growth because of the seasonal effects of weather,” DEED Commissioner Steve Grove said in the release. “Strong wage growth and one of the highest labor force participation rates in the nation both suggest that the state continues to experience a tight labor market.”
The labor force participation rate held at 70.3%. The employment to population ratio also held at 68%.