Olmsted County’s unemployment rate slipped to 4.4 percent in March. That’s down two-tenths of a point

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from February and one-tenth lower than in March last year. It was also the lowest March rate since 2007 when it was at 4.1 percent. The number of unemployed workers in Olmsted County in March was around 3650, about 100 fewer than in February.

Allcounties in southeast Minnesota had lower March rates than in February and most were lower than in March last year. The highest March rate was 7.4 percent in Houston County