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DEED: State adds 12,200 jobs in August, hits pre-recession levels

In addition, the state unemployment rate dropped down to 5.1 percent in August, compared to the U.S. unemployment rate of 7.3 percent. Trade, transportation and utilities gained about 6,000 jobs last month, while education and health care were a close second with 5,500 jobs gained. Construction, hospitality and government also made gains, while manufacturing shed 3,400 jobs last month.

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DFLers are going all in on business subsidies

Gov. Mark Dayton’s office set politicos and reporters abuzz this week with a late-arriving and mysterious addition to his daily schedule for Wednesday. The update said only that Dayton would be traveling out of state with Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben for a “meeting regarding a possible economic development opportunity for Minnesota.”

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