MANKATO (TEC News) - Current Employment Statistics were released yesterday and Mankato is on the rise. The number of jobs in the Mankato-North Mankato Statistical Area in May grew by 639 jobs over the previous year. The private sector gained 795 jobs. President and CEO of Greater Mankato Growth Jonathan Zierdt said that, "Goods Producing businesses gained 342 jobs which is the highest since 2008 and the highest MSA in the state." For more information about CES data, visit greatermankato.com.