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Unemployment up in July

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Minnesota's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July rose a half of a percentage point to 5.8 percent.

The national unemployment rate rose two-tenths of a percentage point to 5.7 percent in July.

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Minnesota's over the year job change slipped into negative territory in July as the state's employment level was 900 jobs below July 2007. This is the first time since March 2004 that the yearly job change has been negative.

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