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Minnesota gradually adding more jobs

The number of jobs in the state is up 19,000 compared to a year ago. And 40 percent of the small and medium-sized businesses surveyed say they plan to hire in the new year. That's up from 27 percent a year ago.
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The number of jobs in the state is up 19,000 compared to a year ago. And 40 percent of the small and medium-sized businesses surveyed say they plan to hire in the new year. That's up from 27 percent a year ago.

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