DEED: Unemployment in Minnesota fell to 7.7% in July

Minnesota’s seasonally adjusted unemployment fell from 8.6% in June to 7.7%, according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

The department also reported that 32,500 jobs were added in the state in July.

"We’re moving in the right direction, but job growth is slowing, a sign that this recovery will likely take some time," said DEED Commissioner Steve Grove. "It’s important for Minnesotans to know that many employers are hiring now, and that resources are available to help people prepare for in-demand jobs through CareerForce."

Areas that saw job gains included leisure and hospitality, accommodation and food service, arts, entertainment and government.

Areas that saw job loss included professional and business service, information, construction, mining and logging.