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Lakes area jobless rates climb in November


The lakes area jobless rates took a jump in November.

In Brainerd, the jobless rate increased from 12.3 percent in October to 15.3 percent in November.

The city continues to have the highest unemployment rate in the state and by a notable margin. Brainerd hasn't had an unemployment rate this high since it posted an 18.4 jobless rate in March. The city's highest unemployment rate in 2010 was 19 percent in January.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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