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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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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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