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Published November 04, 2010, 09:30 AM

North Dakota Cities Report Lowest Unemployment

Three North Dakota cities recorded the lowest unemployment rates in the nation in September.

By: Associated Press,

WASHINGTON - Three North Dakota cities recorded the lowest

unemployment rates in the nation in September.

The Labor Department says Bismarck was at 2.8 percent, Fargo at

3.3 percent and Grand Forks at 3.5 percent.

Unemployment fell in more than 85 percent of the nation's

largest metropolitan areas in September, a sharp improvement from

the previous month.

The Labor Department says the jobless rate dropped in 321 of the

country's 372 metro areas, while remaining the same in 20 and

rising in 31.

The metro employment data isn't adjusted to take into account

seasonal trends, so it's volatile from month to month.

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