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State Unemployment Rate Trends Downward

The state unemployment rate moved down two-tenths of a percentage point to 3.1%, due to people moving from unemployment to employment, according to numbers released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Minnesota’s labor force participation rate remains steady at 67.7%. The U.S. unemployment rate fell three-tenths of a percentage point to 3.9% and the national labor force participation rate held steady at 61.9%.