The Bureau of Labor Statistics published the Unemployment Rate for Minneapolis / St Paul, MN for October 2012. The rate for the Twin Cities went down to 5.2%. This is a good trend, it is still above what the area has been at over the last couple decades though, we should be closer to 4%.
2012-10: 5.2 Percent
2012-09: 5.3 2012-08: 5.7 2012-07: 5.9 2012-06: 5.8
Monthly, Not Seasonally Adjusted, Updated: 2012-11-28 10:22 AM CST