Jobs picture looks good
In December, Minnesota's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent, its lowest rate since August 2008.
The national unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7.8 percent .
In Becker County, the December unemployment rate (none of the county rates are seasonally adjusted) was 6.1 percent, down from 6.6 percent a year ago.
The rate in Otter Tail County in December was 6.1 percent, down from 6.2 percent a year ago.