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State jobless rate on the rise in October

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Minnesota employers added 2,200 jobs in October, according to figures released by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

The state's unemployment rate climbed 0.2 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted 7.6 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate in October was 10.2 percent.

Becker County's jobless rate increased 0.1 percent to 6.6 percent and Otter Tail County's unemployment rate stayed at 6.3 percent from September.

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