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Minn. shutdown added to nationwide gov't job gloom

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Minnesota's 20-day government shutdown made the national hiring picture in July a little bit gloomier than it would have been otherwise.

The U.S. Labor Department's July hiring report showed a slight uptick in hiring by private business, with about 154,000 jobs added nationwide. But that didn't correspond to government jobs, with about 37,000 lost.

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