The Star Tribune is reporting this morning that more than 72,000 Minnesotan's are competing for 29,000 jobs in this state. These statistics are part of analysis done by the Jobs Now Coalition in St. Paul. The study also showed that the seven-county metro region had a 70 percent drop in job openings in the three years that ended in December 2003. More than a third of the current openings were for part-time work, and half of those paid $9 an hour or less.
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