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A Lakeshirts employee helps to create the massive amount of T-shirts embroidered at the company. Photo by Brian Basham

County’s unemployment rate sinks after major hike in 2009

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The unemployment bump that Becker County saw from the Great Recession appears to be completely gone — February’s (seasonally unadjusted) unemployment rate of 7.5 percent is lower than the 7.6 percent rate in February of 2008, before the financial meltdown that rocked the country.

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