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Minn. has 3 straight months of 'strong job growth'

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota gained 6,200 jobs in February, marking the third straight month of strong job growth in the state, while the unemployment rate went up a tenth of a point to a seasonally adjusted 5.7 percent, according to data released Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

Minnesota has now added 32,300 jobs in the last three months, regaining more than half of the 156,300 jobs lost during the recession.

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