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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