UNDATED - The unemployment rate in the St. Cloud metro area went up last month.

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development says we're now at 4.5 percent. That's up a half-percent from May.

The statewide unemployment rate is also at 4.5 percent. The national average is 6.1 percent.

Other Metro areas in Minnesota:
Mankato area - 3.9 percent
Rochester area - 4.0 percent
Twin Cities area - 4.5 percent
Duluth area - 5.8 percent