Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The unemployment rate for the Rochester area has been unchanged since the beginning of the year.

The latest jobs data from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development shows the jobless rate for Olmsted County last month was 3.4-percent, which matched the unemployment rates from January and February. The rate was down three-tenths of a point when compared to March of last year.

It also remained the lowest rate in the region, where most of the other counties have also experienced nearly steady unemployment rates over the past several months. The highest jobless rate was in Fillmore County at 5.3-percent. Houston County experience the only significant change in its unemployment rate, which dropped a half-point last month to 5.1-percent.