Clay County currently has the lowest unemployment rate in Minnesota and also in the central US region. The new data shows that Clay County’s unemployment rate is between 4-49%, and Cass County also shares similar reports. Several factors result in such a low unemployment rate, including agriculture, oil, and the conservative nature of banks in the region. The county also has a high literacy rate. The people are dedicated to working and are hard-working. The businesses also feel that Clay County is a good place to expand. Among the hard-hit states are Michigan, Carolinas, California, and Oregon.