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Fewer openings posted online in August

The demand for Minnesotans looking for work fell last month, MPR reports. There were 121,000 online job postings -- roughly 2,400 fewer than in July, according to the research group The Conference Board.
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The demand for Minnesotans looking for work fell last month, MPR reports. There were 121,000 online job postings -- roughly 2,400 fewer than in July, according to the research group The Conference Board.

Minnesota's jobless rate was 5.8 percent in July, but still well below the national rate of 8.3 percent.

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