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Monthly Unemployment Figures

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Minnesota’s unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percentage point in September to 4.1 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis, a rate last seen in September 2006. The number of unemployed Minnesotans stood at 122,097 in September. This is less than half the number of unemployed Minnesotans during May 2009 when the unemployment rate reached its recessionary high of 8.3 percent.

The national unemployment rate fell in September to 5.9 percent, its lowest rate since July 2008.

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Our quarterly Trends magazine provides expert analysis on the state's labor market, industries and economy.

The current issue's cover story, Working With Your Hands and Mind, takes an in-depth look at careers in precision metal manufacturing

Check out the September issue of Trends.

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Current Economic Highlights

The freshest available snapshot of Minnesota's economic performance on several job and employment fronts.

Data Tools

Dig deep into data on employment, unemployment, wages and occupations, regional and state comparisons and more.

Export and Trade Statistics

Quarterly and annual reports and analysis of the state's top export markets and industries. Includes current and past years.

Economic Trends

This quarterly magazine provides expert analysis of the state's labor market, industries and economy.

Employment Review

This monthly publication examines labor market conditions and key economic indicators statewide.

Research and Analysis

Analysis of key industries and sectors, current and emerging business issues, and workforce and economic trends.

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