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State unemployment rate drops again, labor market recovering

Minnesota employers shaved another 0.2 points in December, reaching the lowest level in three years. The state boosted the number of jobs by 7,900 to bring the unemployment rate down to 5.7 percent.
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Minnesota employers shaved another 0.2 points in December, reaching the lowest level in three years. The state boosted the number of jobs by 7,900 to bring the unemployment rate down to 5.7 percent.

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