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Summer jobs market appears brighter in Minnesota

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Despite the lingering winter weather, it’s about time for teenagers to think about summer job prospects.

Minnesota’s unemployment rate for teens has been up over 18 percent recently, but state officials tell KSTP vacancies are expected to open up in retail and food service as well as arts and entertainment.

The assistant director of Minnesota's Labor Market Information Office says teens looking for work should have a resume, find references and present themselves professionally to potential employers.

Earlier this month, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development said the state's overall jobless rate was 5.6 percent in January.

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