Twin Cities tops for jobs in national unemployment rate survey

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The Public Radio Marketplace program Wednesday told listeners, "Time to move to Minneapolis (or St. Paul)."

It's not the fishing, the balmy summer temperatures or (certainly not) the Twins. It's because the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics released a monthly list of the lowest unemployment rates in U.S. cities with a population of over a million.

And behold! The lowest rate in May, the most recent month that statistics are available, is in the Twin Cities. Unemployment shrank to a mere 4.7 percent. The Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area shot past recent list-topper Oklahoma City, now in 2nd place with an unemployment rate of 5 percent.

Memphis, Tenn., at the bottom of the list, has a jobless rate almost twice that of the Twin Cities-- 9.5 percent.

Check out the full list from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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