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Minnesota Jobs: On Track For Success.

mnjobsHow does this sound: our unemployment rate is at its lowest since pre-recession levels.

Or what about this: in less than four years, Minnesota has created over 150,000 jobs.

And look at this: over the past year, Minnesota’s job growth has been higher than the national average.

The good news? All of that illustrates our current employment situation in Minnesota.

The Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) released the report on August jobs last week, and the numbers prove that what our progressive leaders have been doing is working.

In August alone, 6,100 jobs were created. That means that 6,100 people can now get back to work and make ends meet.

Budget experts say that the news is a great reflection of Minnesota’s healthy and growing economy.

Governor Mark Dayton said the numbers show that businesses and employees in our state are doing great things for our economy:

Since 2011, our state has gained over 162,000 new jobs. The credit for our state’s strong economic growth belongs to the successful Minnesota businesses and their hard-working employees. Thanks to them, we are making progress.

Under Gov. Dayton’s administration, our job situation looks better than it has in nearly a decade.

And luckily, it doesn’t just stop here.

Over the next two years, DEED reports that over $240 million will be invested by 22 different companies expanding in the state.

Those expansions will create an additional 950 jobs.

Politics aside, our economy is in a wonderful place. People are doing well. More jobs are being created and there aren’t signs of that growth slowing any time soon.

There is still work to be done, but Minnesota is on the right track to an even more successful future.

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