The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released the May 2019 employment figures yesterday. The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) saw a gain of 157 jobs or 0.3% year over year in the month of May. This is the 29th straight month of Mankato-North Mankato having year over year job growth.
The highest percent of growth came from the Goods Producing sectors (0.8% or 85 jobs). The Service Providing sectors added 0.2% or 72 jobs.
Hourly earnings in the private sector continue to stay above $26 an hour ($26.52). Over the last 24 months, wages have increased by 11.1%.
To see the trends in employment for Greater Mankato, visit: https://greatermankato.com/current-employment-statistics-jobs-data