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Employers in Rock County and its county seat Luverne have gotten very creative about putting people to work.
The state's unemployment rate rose to 1.9%, moving upward from its record low.
The development contrasts with gains seen last year and during a prosperous period from 2016 to 2019.
It had raised the wage from to $18 an hour from $15 earlier this year.
The big uptick in jobs in July came after a slow June, when the state added just 1,000 jobs, a figure which was revised upward.
At an event in Colorado, the Minneapolis Fed chief reveals his rate projections. Fed data shows he is more hawkish than others on the central bank's rate-setting committee.
Minnesota's second-quarter growth won't be known until September. Business execs and analysts see a state "in a period of flux."
State jobs agency promotes hiring people with disabilities as jobless rate dips to the lowest since data started being kept in 1976.
But the news is uneven. Black unemployment was up in Minnesota, and the tight labor market is impeding growth for some companies, state officials said.
More than two years since the onset of the pandemic, a handful of industries in Minnesota have seen a full recovery of jobs. Most, though, still have a ways to go.