Minnesota employers added 5,900 jobs in September, according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
The agency said the unemployment rate dropped 0.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted 5.8 percent. The nation's unemployment rate for September is 7.8 percent.
"Minnesota has recovered nearly 90,000 jobs since hitting the low point of the recession three years ago last month,” said Blake Chaffee, DEED director of communications, in a press release
about the September numbers. “The labor market has been steadily improving since then, but we still have more work to do.”