According to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, Minnesota added 15,000 jobs in April 2016, Twin Cities Business reported. That kept the unemployment rate at 3.8%, below the national average.

Education and health services has seen huge gains so far this year, with trade, transportation and utilities a distant second.

It’s not all good news. Racial disparity continues. And the combination of discouraged workers, who have stopped looking, and part-time workers who would rather be full-time brings unemployment up to more like 8%.

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