Minnesota unemployment rate down
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent in September, a 0.2 percentage point fall from August, the Department of Employment and Economic Development announced Thursday.
The national rate both months was 5.1 percent.
At the same time, Minnesota lost 5,700 jobs last month after gaining 7,300 in August. In the past year, Minnesota gained 35,242 jobs, a 1.2 percent growth rate.