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Pictured is Pam Chick, job counselor at Minnesota Workforce Center, at a desk Wednesday. Chick’s job may be a bit easier now that unemployment in Wadena County has fallen to 7.6 percent as of December. Photo by Zach Kayser, Pioneer Journal

Wadena County unemployment at 7.6 percent, ties national rate

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The latest jobs numbers from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) have local officials talking optimistically about the economic future of Wadena County.

The unemployment rate for the county in December 2012 was 7.6 percent, down from 8.2 percent for the same month in 2011 and 10.5 percent in 2010. The national unemployment rate in December was also 7.6 percent.

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