Brainerd’s jobless rate drops to 17.5 percent
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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