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Minnesota Unemployment Rate Dips Again to 5.9 Percent

Minnesota's unemployment rate has taken another big drop, falling to 5.9 percent for November.

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Local Unemployment Rate Drops to 3-Year Low

The St. Cloud metro area has it's lowest unemployment rate in three years. The September unemployment rate for the St. Cloud metro area was 5.7%, that's down from the 6.5% recorded in August.

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St. Cloud’s Unemployment Rate Drops Half-Percent in August

The St. Cloud metro area got some good employment news today (Tuesday). The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development says our unemployment rate dropped a half-percent in August, compared to July. Local unemployment is now at 6.5%.

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Local Unemployment Rate Up Slightly For July

The unemployment rate in the St. Cloud metro area ticked-up one-tenth of a percent last month.

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Shutdown Over, Dayton To ‘Do What I Can’ On Jobs

Governor Mark Dayton starts a statewide jobs tour next week hoping to build a legacy as a jobs governor, with last month's government shutdown behind him. The first-term Democrat will kick off the tour in Fergus Falls on Wednesday.

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Minnesota Shutdown Bumps Jobless Rate To 7.2%

Minnesota's state government shutdown boosted the unemployment rate last month as the state lost a net 19,800 jobs, mostly due to the government closure. The Department of Employment and Economic Development on Thursday reported a 7.2 percent jobless rate for July, up from 6.8 percent in June.

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Minnesota Job Market adds 13,200 New Jobs in June

Minnesota's unemployment rate remained relatively steady again in June after adding 13,200 jobs.

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St. Cloud Area Unemployment Dips To 6.3%

The number of people out of work in the St. Cloud metro area went down last month. The Department of Employment and Economic Development says our unemployment rate is now at 6.3% -- down from 6.7% in April.

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Local Unemployment Rate Dips Two-Tenths

The unemployment rate in the St. Cloud Metro Area dropped two-tenths a percent in March. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development says our unemployment rate is now at 7.5%.

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Minnesota Unemployment Dips To 6.6% In March

New figures show Minnesota unemployment edged down a tenth of a percentage point to a seasonally adjusted 6.6 percent in March.
That compares with a national rate of 8.8 percent for march.

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