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Teens take on summer job search

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -

Here we go again.

Teens filling out application after application and still no job.

But things are looking for those looking for a summer job.

Toby Madden is a regional economist for the Federal Reserve.

"My job is to keep my finger on the pulse of the regional economy and luckily it's beating a little faster than the rest of the nation," he said.

All the numbers are going in the right direction in Minnesota, where unemployment is down to 5.6 percent and hiring is up 20,000 jobs in the state.

"If you gave up last year, maybe start looking again this year," Madden said.

Still, the numbers and reality – or even received reality – can be different.

Take Anna Kragness and Lynn Tolvastad, who are both 16. So far Lynn is the only one with a job – and he's in the minority of hr high school friends.

"I think they try a couple places and they don't get in so they gave up," said Kragness. "That's kind of how I feel at this point, done with that and that's that."

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