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State jobless rate drops

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National economists say the recession technically is over, but Minnesota economic leaders say workers have yet to feel an improvement.

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A report released Thursday showed 10,300 Minnesota jobs disappeared last month.

At the same time, the percentage of Minnesotans without jobs fell 0.1 percent to 8 percent in August, the Department of Employment and Economic Development announced.

The national jobless rate was 9.7 percent.

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