Minnesota added 33-hundred jobs in June while the state’s unemployment rate held steady at 3.3 percent.   Steve Hine with the Department of Employment and Economic Development indicates hiring picked up after a spring slump — but acknowledges job growth long-term has definitely slowed somewhat:

“We’re really bumping up against workforce constraints here, as our population continues to age and an increasing number of people are retiring out.”

Officials say June’s numbers are an encouraging sign but Minnesota employers are still having a difficult time finding workers.