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Minn. Jobless Rate Ticks Down To 5.8 Percent

Minnesota's unemployment rate remains a full two percentage points better than the national average.

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Local Unemployment Rate Drops in August

The unemployment rate in the St. Cloud metro area dropped in August. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development says it's now at 5.5%, down from the 5.9% that we had in July.

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St. Cloud Unemployment Rate Creeps Higher in May

St. Cloud's unemployment rate for May was 5.7%. That's an uptick from the 5.1% in April, but still a full percentage point below the March rate of 6.7%.

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St. Cloud Metro Unemployment Rate Drops

The unemployment rate in the St. Cloud metro area dropped significantly last month. The figures released today (Tuesday) from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development show an unemployment rate for our area at 5.1% - down from 6.7% in March.

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Minnesota Employers Cut Jobs, But Jobless Rate Falls

Minnesota continued to lose jobs in April, and at a greater number. Yet, the state unemployment rate inched down slightly to 5.6 percent and remains well below the national rate of 8.1 percent.

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Unemployment Rate Dips in St. Cloud Metro Area

The unemployment rate for the St. Cloud metro area dropped in March. The Department of Employment and Economic Development says our unemployment rate is now at 6.6%.

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Minnesota Jobless Rate Edges Up as Jobs Cut in March

Minnesota's unemployment rate has clocked in at a seasonally adjusted 5.8 percent for March, which remains well below the rate this time last year and the national average.

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St. Cloud’s Unemployment Rate Drops Slightly

St. Cloud's unemployment rate dropped from January to February. The unemployment rate for St. Cloud last month was 6.4%. That's down from January's figure of 6.7%.

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Minnesota has 3 Straight Months of ‘Strong Job Growth’

New data from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development show the state added 6,200 jobs in February. DEED Commissioner Mark Phillips says the state has now seen three straight months of "strong job growth."

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Minnesota Unemployment Rate Continues to Drop

Minnesota's unemployment rate continued to move downward in December to a rate of 5.7 percent. State officials say it's now lower than at any time since the September 2008 financial collapse.

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