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Published May 20, 2010, 11:09 AM

Minnesota Unemployment Falls

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - State officials say Minnesota added 10,200 jobs in April, which helped push the unemployment rate down slightly.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - State officials say Minnesota added 10,200 jobs in April, which helped push the unemployment rate down slightly.

Figures released Thursday pegged the Minnesota jobless rate at a seasonally adjusted 7.2 percent. That's down slightly from a revised 7.3 percent rate for March.

The national unemployment rate stands at 9.9 percent. It's the biggest gap between Minnesota and the U.S. average on record.

The state's job gains were seen in six of the 11 sectors the Department of Employment and Economic Development tracks. The most came in the trade, transportation and utilities sector, which saw a rise of 5,700 jobs last month.

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