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Minnesota adds 9,100 jobs in December -- jobless rate drops to 5.5 percent

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ST. PAUL - The state added another 9,100 jobs in December, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

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In addition to those gains, job figures from November were revised from 10,800 jobs gained to 12,300 jobs gained. The state has added about 50,700 jobs over the past year, a growth rate of 1.9 percent, compared with a growth rate of 1.4 percent nationally.

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