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The new Minnesota Job Vacancy Survey stated that in the last six months the number of job openings in the state fell by 19 percent, remarked a recent Jobs Now Coalition press release.

After losing twice as many openings as were gained in the first part of last year, there are now 126,000 unemployed workers competing for only 50,600 unfilled jobs, noted the release.

The survey also stated that the median wage for job openings in Minnesota is $11 per hour with a Jobs Now Cost of Living in Minnesota research adding that in a Minnesota family of four with both parents working, each worker must earn at least $12.24 per hour to meet most of there basic needs like food, shelter and clothing.

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