Employers cut 1,800 jobs last month~
ST. PAUL - The state unemployment rate edged up 0.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted 7.4 percent in March, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
The U.S. rate remained unchanged at 9.7 percent in March for the third consecutive month.The state lost 1,800 jobs in March. February's employment count was revised to reflect 1,600 jobs lost instead of the 3,400 jobs that were previously reported lost. Over the past year, Minnesota has lost 1.6 percent of its jobs, while the U.S. lost 1.7 percent of its jobs during that period.