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County unemployment crests at 13.3 percent

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Wadena County's unemployment rate reached 13.3 percent in January, according to a social services report. The number is a significant increase over recent January unemployment numbers that ranged from 10 percent in 2006 to 10.8 percent in 2008.

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Paul Sailer, the county's human services director, pointed out the lowest unemployment number in the area was found in Moorhead in Clay County at 6.3 percent. Cass and Morrison counties were tied for the highest rate at 14.7 percent.

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