Minnesota’s unemployment rate remained historically low, and the state saw high levels of job growth in the October snapshot from DEED.
According to a release, the state gained 17,400 jobs last month, all from the private sector.
The unemployment rate is 2.1 percent, up one-tenth of a point from September.
Commissioner Steve Grove remarked the state is “outpacing the country in job growth by half a percentage point.”
Wages grew faster last month than in September, but still not enough to keep up with inflation.