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Minnesota's unemployment rate drops to 6.9 percent

The state's jobless rate remains well below the national average -- 9.1 percent. Still, employers statewide cut 7,400 jobs last month.
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The state's jobless rate remains well below the national average -- 9.1 percent. Still, employers statewide cut 7,400 jobs last month.

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