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Continued: Minnesota sees a burst of new jobs in May

  • Article by: ADAM BELZ , Star Tribune
  • Last update: June 20, 2013 - 9:42 PM

Long-term unemployment, however, remains a problem. About 51,000 people have been unemployed for 26 weeks or longer.

Over the past 12 months, job growth has been 2.6 percent in the Twin Cities, 1.7 percent in St. Cloud, 1.2 percent in Mankato, 0.8 percent in Rochester and 0.7 percent in Duluth-Superior.


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