MINNESOTA NEWS ROUNDUP: December unemployment numbers due out today
ST. PAUL -- State officials are set to release December employment figures later this morning(10am). Minnesota's unemployment rate is currently at four-point-six percent and officials are hoping the downward trend continues. In November employers shed 800 jobs. However, the small decline was offset by an upward revision to the October numbers. State job analyst Steve Hine says in November government lost 32-hundred jobs while information led all sectors with 13-hundred jobs gained.