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World Market to close in Rochester

ROCHESTER, MN (FOX 47) -- There's nothing good in the newest job numbers that just came out.

In December, more than half a million jobs went away. The unemployment rate hit a 16-year high. And almost three million people lost their job last year. 

Here's another victim of the struggling economy: Cost Plus World Market.

The retailer will close all six of its Minnesota stores - including this one in Rochester. 

The store had a nearly seven percent drop in sales during the holiday shopping season.

The Oakland, California-based retailer sells casual home furnishings, gourmet food and wine.

Jane Applen-Anderson, a shopper, says, "There's things there that you just can't get at other stores. They have a great food selection, great wines from around the world. I recommend this store to a lot of friends. Yeah. It's sad."

The manager told us the store will close its doors in about eight to 11 weeks.

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