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Ruby Rocha, a core service specialist with the Workforce Center in Willmar, organizes books Friday in the resource room at the center, located at the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services building. The state's workforce centers are busy places these days as unemployment has risen. (Carolyn Lange/West Central Tribune)

Job losses mean 'tsunami' at state's workforce centers

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WILLMAR -- When it comes to unemployment, the good news is that Kandiyohi County has the lowest unemployment rates in the 11-county area. At 6.4 percent, Kandiyohi County is below the state unemployment rate.

The bad news is that the county's unemployment rate has doubled since last year.

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