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MN government sector loses 5,000 jobs

Marianne Short says her decision to leave Dorsey & Whitney for UnitedHealth Group wasn’t an easy one. “I love the firm, and I adore the people who work there.” (Staff photo: Bill Klotz)

Minnesota construction companies shed 200 jobs from the month before, while the state’s employers, overall, added 7,300 jobs, according to seasonally adjusted data released by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

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Minnesota unemployment rate up in July

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has retested hundreds of substances that were first tested at the St. Paul lab, where drug testing has been suspended amid concerns over lax procedures. (File photo: Bill Klotz)

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development reported Thursday that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was at 4 percent. It’s the first highest since May 2014 and a tick above the 3.9 percent for June.

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