DULUTH - The city added 2,200 jobs in September, analysts with the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) reported on Thursday.
Regional Analyst Drew Digby said that is the biggest spike since 1992.
These new numbers also appear more sustainable than in the past, Digby said.
"Everything from education to manufacturing – still hurting a little bit– but it's a lot stronger than it was two years ago so that's a good thing. Professional services are doing well," Digby said.
"You know, there's a little seasonal downturn but overall this was a really, really good month," Digby said.
Minnesota added 5,900 jobs total, according to DEED's report.
Wisconsin's unemployment rate also dropped to 7.3 percent in September, according to a jobs report from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
In August, unemployment was at 7.5 percent, according to the report.
The private sector added 1,500 jobs in September.
This year the state added 4,100 jobs.