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Local Unemployment Rate Up Slightly in July

The unemployment rate for the St. Cloud metro area ticked up slightly last month. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development says we're now at 5.8%, that's up from 5.7% in June.

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Minnesota Economy Adds Jobs in July

Minnesota employers added 6,800 jobs in July, the second month in a row that the state gained jobs. The Department of Employment and Economic Development released the July job numbers on Thursday.

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Local Unemployment Jumps in January

The unemployment rate for the St. Cloud metro area took a jump in January. We're now at 6.7%, up from 5.9% in December. It's also the second straight month that our unemployment rate has increased.

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Local Unemployment Numbers Remain Steady

The unemployment rate for the St. Cloud metro area remained steady in November. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development says the unemployment rate is at 5.2%, up from 5.1% in October.

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St. Cloud Metro Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.1%

The number of people looking for work has dropped back down to pre-recession levels in the St. Cloud Metro area. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development says our unemployment rate for October is down to 5.1%.

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Minnesota Unemployment Rate Drops in October

Minnesota's unemployment rate continued its slow decrease in October. The state Department of Employment and Economic Development says Thursday that the Minnesota's unemployment rate last month was 6.4 percent, which is a half-a-percent decrease from September.

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Minnesota Unemployment Rate Unchanged in August

Minnesota's unemployment rate didn't budge last month, even as employers added more than 28,000 jobs mainly due to state employees being back on the job after a government shutdown.

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Minnesota Shutdown Added To Government Job Losses

Minnesota's 20-day government shutdown made the national hiring picture in July a little bit gloomier than it would have been otherwise. The U.S. Labor Department's July hiring report showed a slight uptick in hiring by private business, with about 154,000 jobs added nationwide. But that didn't correspond to government jobs, with about 37,000 lost.

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Local Unemployment Jumps A Half-Percent

The unemployment rate in the St. Cloud metro area jumped a half-percent last month. The latest figures from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development have our unemployment rate at 6.8%, compared to 6.3% in May.

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Unemployment Rate For St. Cloud Metro Area Drops Nearly 1%

The unemployment rate in the St. Cloud metro area dropped nearly a full percent last month. The latest numbers from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development have the April unemployment rate at 6.6% -- down from 7.5% in March.

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