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Report: Southeastern Minnesota hit hardest with joblessness

KAAL-TV reports there are six job-seekers for every full-time job opening in the southeastern part of the state. That translates to about 17,000 people looking for work, when there are only 2,800 job openings.
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KAAL-TV reports there are six job-seekers for every full-time job opening in the southeastern part of the state. That translates to about 17,000 people looking for work, when there are only 2,800 job openings.

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