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Labor Day finds 200,000 unemployed Minnesotans desperate to get back to work

“There are no silver bullets in this economy anymore,” Kyle Uphoff — assistant director of labor market information at the Department of Employment and Economic Development — told Julie Forster of the Pioneer Press

“In this post-recession economy, there is just very little that stands out.”

Looking beyond the monthly jobs reports, state forecasters expect Minnesota to gain close to 250,000 jobs by the end of the decade. That’s right, decade.

That amounts to less than 9 percent growth and will require job seekers to focus on areas that demographic trends and technological innovation suggest will generate most of the opportunities.

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