It’s been a while since I blogged about jobs reports and with some mixed signals we are getting in the local and national economy it is time to start following them again.
Today the State of Minnesota (all states), Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), released job numbers for July 2010.
9,800 jobs were created for the month. June numbers were revised up from -3,700 to -800.
The unemployment rate is at 6.8% unchanged from June.
The U.S. unemployment rate is 9.5%
40,900 jobs have been created since the beginning of 2010 and we are +29,100 over the past 12 months.
Job Gains - July (Year to Date):
5,500 (+14,200) Education and Health Care
4,300 (+11,100) Professional and Business Services
2,900 (+15,200) Leisure and Hospitality
2,400 (-4,700) Other Services
1,300 (+3,000) Manufacturing
900 (+2,500) Trade, Transportation and Utilities
700 (-1,600) Financial
600 (-6,500) Construction
200 (+200) Information
100 (-50) Mining and Logging
9,100 (-4,300) Government
Of the 9,100 Government jobs lost 1,400 were census workers.
“While we still have a ways to go, Minnesota remains on a steady path to recovery,” said DEED Commissioner Dan McElroy. “The private sector gained nearly 19,000 jobs in July, and the state has now recovered more than a quarter of the jobs that were lost in the recession.”