Unemployment rate in Minnesota fell to 6.7 percent, the lowest since December 2008, with 2,000 added jobs according to Business North.
Education and health services lead growth, adding 4,200 positions in January, while retail trade and government lost jobs said the Star Tribune.
"The figures indicate a slow but steady improvement in the Minnesota Labor Market," Mark Phillips, the new commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development told Business North.
Minnesota had a job growth rate of 0.6 percent over the past year, according to Business North.
The U.S. unemployment rate was 7 percent in January, reported the Star Tribune.