Department Of Employment And Economic Development

$11M In Grants Awarded To 15 MN Broadband ProjectsBroadband providers serving 15 rural areas of Minnesota unlocked $11 million of state grants Friday to expand the availability of high-speed Internet. The Department of Employment and Economic Development announced the recipients in a competitive grant program that has struggled to keep pace with demand.
Minnesota Unemployment Rate Falls Despite Job LossMinnesota's unemployment rate continues to fall to 3.7 percent even as the state loses more jobs. The Department of Employment and Economic Development reported Thursday that the state lost 1,700 jobs in October.
Job Openings Up, But Wages Stagnant In Minnesota Minnesota job openings are at their highest in more than a decade but wages still aren't high enough to support a family.
Minnesota Adds Jobs While Unemployment Rate Barely BudgesMinnesota's employment rolls grew by 7,400 last month but the unemployment rate barely budged. The Department of Employment and Economic Development reported Thursday that the unemployment rate was at 3.7 percent, which has been fairly steady since last August and remains well below the national average.
Minnesota Unemployment Rate Stays At 3.7 Percent But Jobs UpMinnesota's unemployment rate is stuck at 3.7 percent for the eighth straight month.
Local Business People Weigh In On Future Of Jobs For Minnesota MillennialsMore millennials are calling the Twin Cities home. Minneapolis, St. Paul and select surrounding suburbs have seen population increases by this generation of more than 10 percent since 2007.
State Gives Out $20M In Broadband Internet GrantsLt. Gov. Tina Smith and Katie Sieben, commissioner of Minnesota's economic development department, held a teleconference Monday to talk about the state’s new broadband Internet expansion program.
17 Broadband Projects To Get Boost From Minnesota GrantsThe first state grants in a new broadband Internet expansion program will bolster 17 projects in Minnesota.
Officials: Unemployment Is The Lowest It's Been Since May 2001State officials say Minnesota employers added more than 6,000 jobs last month and that the state's unemployment rate is now the lowest it's been in more than a decade.
Minnesota Exports Record $5.5B In Third QuarterState officials say Minnesota exports have jumped nearly 6 percent in the last year. Minnesota exported a record $5.5 billion of manufactured, agricultural and mining products in the third quarter of 2014, the Department of Employment and Economic Development announced Wednesday. That's up 5.8 percent from the same period last year.
Minnesota's Unemployment Rate Continues To FallThe latest snapshot of Minnesota's workforce is being released. State officials were expected to publish monthly employment statistics Thursday for October, including how many Minnesotans don't have jobs.
Vascular Solutions Subsidy ScrappedMinnesota's economic development agency has withdrawn a hefty subsidy offer to a medical-device company after the firm and its leader were hit with criminal charges.
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