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State unemployment falls to 8.1 percent

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Minnesota employers added 10,300 jobs in July, the state's first monthly employment gains since August 2008, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

The state's unemployment rate fell 0.3 percent from June to a seasonally adjusted 8.1 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate in July was 9.4 percent.

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