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This graphic shows the available jobs in Minnesota compared to the number of unemployed workers, by quarter, for the past decade. Approximately 20,700 of the job vacancies in fourth quarter 2010 were located in the Twin Cities seven-county area, with the remaining 13,100 in Greater Minnesota. Of those jobs in outstate Minnesota, only 51 percent are full-time.

Jobs still difficult to find in region

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WORTHINGTON -- Anyone paging through the help wanted sections in newspapers and on websites these days is noticing a few trends.

If you have an interest or experience in health care, own your own tractor for over-the-road transport, or have a college degree or certification in teaching, marketing or financial management, there may be work for you in southwest Minnesota.


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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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