North Dakota’s August unemployment rate dropped to a not seasonally adjusted two-point-eight percent. Job service spokesman Michael Ziesch says the state continues to have the lowest rate in the nation. Nebraska is second at three-point-eight percent.
Ziesch says North Dakota’s rate may not have bottomed out just yet. He says October tends to register the lowest rate of the year. North Dakota’s historic low unempoyment rate for August was two-point-four percent in 1997.
Minnesota’s jobless rate stands at five-point-nine percent. The U-S average is eight-point-one.