Continuing a positive trend, Minnesota’s hospitality and leisure industry added 16,690 from May to June, according to new data from the Department of Employment and Economic Development. As Minnesotans continue to re-enter the workforce and/or move industries, thousands are choosing hospitality which is a positive sign. Overall, Minnesota is still down 33,644 private sector workers compared to pre-pandemic levels, and hospitality continues to make up an out-sized portion of this deficit (68%). This points to the uneven nature of the recovery, as cited in recent news reports and evidenced by our quarterly Economic Snapshots based on surveys with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and Explore Minnesota Tourism.
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