Bloomington-Normal unemployment has dropped to 3.6 percent for February. That was down more than a point from the same month last year, according to the Department of Employment Security.
That was also the lowest in the state and more than a point below the same time last year.
The IDES reported jobless rates declined in 13 metropolitan areas. And 11 major cities added jobs, including Bloomington-Normal. The number of people working in the Twin Cities increased by 700 over the 12-month period.
There were still 3,500 people out of work and looking for a job last month in Bloomington-Normal. That's down about 400 from January of this year. Some may have found work. Others may have stopped looking for employment.
Employment in the government, and leisure and hospitality sectors improved in Bloomington-Normal last month compared to February 2017.
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