Minnesota Unemployment Rate Drops to 6 Percent in September

Minnesota Unemployment Rate Drops to 6 Percent in September Click to Enlarge

Minnesota’s unemployment rate dropped substantially in September to six percent.

The state's jobless rate was seven-point-four percent in August.

DEED Commissioner Steve Grove says the decline was caused in large part due to a dip in the state’s labor force participation rate.

Grove says about 56-thousand laid-off workers are no longer searching for jobs.

He says it’s too soon to tell if this trend will continue.

The state's labor force only lost about ten-thousand people between February and August.

From The Minnesota News Network

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