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The good and bad of the county's economy

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The latest statistics involving the economy in Wadena County show a mixed bag of good news and bad news, said Paul Sailer of Wadena County Human Services.

Wadena County's June unemployment rate was 7.5 percent, according to the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) website.

The figure is lower than the same month in 2011 (8.5 percent), 2010 (9.1 percent) and 2009 (10.6 percent), but higher than 2008 (6.5 percent) and pre-recession years.

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