Last month’s job’s data showed nearly 60-thousand Minnesotans quit actively looking for work. State job analyst Steve Grove:

“We want Minnesotans to know there are in fact a lot of great jobs out there right now but it would require people thinking about other industries right and thinking about other career tracks and pathways that might not be the job that they left.”

He adds job seekers need to be flexible:

“You know we know that people and companies you know never hire back in quite the same way that they furloughed in these recessions and so it’s time for Minnesotan’s labor force to get creative and look for new directions career-wise.”

Grove thinks this labor force participation rate drop could be a one-time thing and we need to gather a few months more data before calling it a trend.