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Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The unemployment rate in the Rochester area in April was the lowest ever recorded.

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development says the jobless rate in Olmsted County last month was down a full percentage point from March at 1.2-percent. The previous record low unemployment rate for the Rochester area was 1.4-percent in November 1998. A year ago, the jobless rate was 3.3-percent.

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The jobs statistics for Olmsted County also show overall employment hit a new record high for a fourth consecutive month. The total now stands at 90,718, which is up by a little more than 300 jobs when compared to March. The record-low unemployment rate was due to that increase and a drop in the size of the labor force. The state agency reported the local labor force shrank from the record high of 92,434 in March to 91,865 last month.

Across the region, every county reported unemployment rates under 2-percent in April. Olmsted County was tied with Winona County for the lowest rate at 1.2-percent. Dodge and Freeborn Counties had the highest rates at 1.7-percent.

Massive Million-Dollar Home in Minnesota Overlooking the Mississippi River Now For Sale

If your dream is to live by the water in Minnesota, an amazing property that sits on the Mississippi River just hit the market in the super small town of Dresbach. Now, one of the listings says La Crescent and the other is Dresbach, so not sure what zip code you will end up with once you buy. All you really need to know though is that the Mississippi River is your neighbor.

31008 Old Mill Rd in Dresbach, Minnesota just hit the market and is listed at $1,950,000. The views are amazing and I'm sure this is a great spot for Eagle watching too! If you are in the market for some water-front property, this home features over 6,000 square feet, has 4 large bedrooms, 4 full baths, as well as a 4 car garage.

The photos below give you a glimpse of the open floor plan and huge space that could be yours!

See the full listing by Jill Raven with Raven Realty on Realtor.com here.