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Brainerd’s jobless rate drops to 17.5 percent

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Brainerd’s jobless rate, after reaching 18 percent in January, dropped slightly last month.

The latest unemployment numbers released by the state Department of Employment and Economic Development show a decrease to 17.5 percent for February. That downward trend is familiar territory. Jobless numbers in the lakes area typically climb to a year high during the height of winter before dropping each month as summer approaches. 

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Becca Clemens
After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.
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