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July Unemployment Numbers for MN / WI

Thursday, August 14th, 2008 at 12:13 pm

Employers in Minnesota cut 8,600 jobs last month according to a report released Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. The state has lost roughly 900 jobs over the past year, compared with a U.S. loss of 174,000 jobs. The seasonably adjusted unemployment rate is up 0.5-percent from June.

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development announced Thursday that the state unemployment rate for July was 4.8-percent, down 0.1 percentage point from June. Total state employment was down 17,000 from last month, and down 20,100 compared to one year ago.

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