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Minnesota gains 1,200 jobs in August

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ST. PAUL – Minnesota regained 1,200 jobs in August, pushing the state past the high mark it reached before the recession.

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development announced Thursday that the state has more jobs than in February 2008, the record level before the country fell into a recession.


Minnesota added 63,100 jobs in the past year alone for a 2.3 percent growth rate, compared to the national 1.7 percent rate.

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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.