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Job growth strong in Mankato, elusive in St. Cloud

Posted at 10:50 AM on December 15, 2011 by Paul Tosto
Filed under: Jobs and unemployment

Minnesota employment data for November show a continuing pattern of job growth in the Mankato region. But it's a different picture In the St. Cloud area, where another month of data show year-over-year losses.

Here's the chart from the November data released today.

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That's been a pretty consistent pattern the past few months. October-to-October data showed the Mankato area adding 1,500 jobs while St. Cloud lost 1,300.

September-to-September, Mankato employment was up 1,300 jobs while St. Cloud lost 400, state officials estimated.


About Paul Tosto

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.