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MN jobless rate fell but private sector took jobs hit

Posted at 10:53 AM on October 20, 2011 by Paul Tosto
Filed under: Jobs and unemployment

MPR News editor Bill Catlin did some quick number crunching on today's employment data and found the private sector took a big hit, falling by 14,400 jobs in September compared to August.

"That's a pretty big turnaround from the strong gains of the previous four months, which averaged monthly job growth of 10,900," Catlin says.

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Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto writes the Big Story Blog for MPR News. He joined the newsroom in 2008 after more than 20 years reporting on education, politics and the economy for news wires and newspapers across the country.