Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Unemployment rates across southeastern Minnesota moved higher for a second straight month in February.

The latest jobs data from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development shows the jobless rate in the Rochester area rose 3-tenths of a percentage point last month. The rate reported for Olmsted County, 2.6%, matched the unemployment rate from February of last year.

Economy Continues To Add Jobs, As Unemployment Rate Drops To 3.5 Percent
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It also remained the lowest jobless rate in the region. Dodge County reported the highest unemployment rate in southeastern Minnesota at 4.2%. Dodge County also experienced the largest rate increase. Its jobless rate rose a half percentage point from January through February.

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Do you own a dog, cat, or ferret in the Rochester City Limits? Then this is for you.

Some of the regulations may surprise, you, like how long you have to pick up an animal from the shelter before it's either adopted or put down. Or what constitutes a 'barking" dog. It's not just barking.

Share the info with your pet-owning friends.

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