ST. CLOUD - The unemployment rate in the St. Cloud metro area dropped more than one percent last month.

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development says we're at 3.7 percent, down from 4.8 percent in March. That compares to the 3.5 percent we had in April of last year.

We're doing slightly better than the statewide average, which is at 3.8 percent. And, also better than the national average of 4.7 percent.