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Minnesota loses 10,300 jobs in August

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ST. PAUL - National economists say the recession technically is over, but Minnesota economic leaders say workers have yet to feel an improvement.

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A report released this morning showed 10,300 Minnesota jobs disappeared last month.

At the same time, the percentage of Minnesotans without jobs fell 0.1 percent to 8 percent in August, the Department of Employment and Economic Development announced. The national jobless rate was 9.7 percent.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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