At the beginning of the COVID 19 pandemic, from February through April of 2020, Minnesota lost 416,300 jobs.  DEED Commissioner Steve Grove says the bright news is:

“We’ve now gained back about 74-percent of those jobs. About 307,400 of them and in the private sector we gained back about 77 percent of those jobs. We have to keep moving forward though and hiring and making an environment here in Minnesota where growth is possible.”

Minnesota’s unemployment rate sits at 3.1 percent the lowest level since 2019.