MANKATO (TEC News) - Employment numbers were just released last week and Mankato is at a good standing. CES data revealed that the Mankato-North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area in April grew by 395 jobs over the previous year. The public sector lost 80 jobs but the private sector gained 475. A .6% increase occurred for month to month job growth. The Mankato-North Mankato MSA also had a .6% month to month increase in jobs, growing from 34,923 in March to 35,122 in April, a positive difference of 199 jobs. For more CES data and graphics, visit greatermankato.com/current-employment-statistics-jobs-data.