Unemployment numbers are trending down slightly; Hubbard County's rate is 9.6 percent
The Minnesota unemployment rate fell 0.2 percent in December to a seasonally adjusted 5.7 percent, according to figures released by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
The state unemployment rate has fallen 1.5 percent since August, the biggest decrease over a four-month span on record in Minnesota, dating back to 1976. The U.S. unemployment rate in December was 8.5 percent.
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