Minn. job growth slows in March

Kia Farhang

 

Minnesota employers cut jobs in March, news sources reported, but the state's unemployment rate dropped slightly from last month.
 
A report from the state Department of Employment and Economic Development claims the drop in unemployment comes from more people giving up on finding jobs, Minnpost reported.
 
Overall, Minnesota lost 5,200 jobs in March, the Pioneer Press reported, after adding 9,900 jobs a month earlier.
 
The state's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate stood at 5.4 percent, the Star Tribune reported. The national unemployment rate in March was 7.6 percent, as reported by the Pioneer Press.