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192K Jobs Added, Unemployment Rate Holds In March

U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in March in the latest sign that the economy is rebounding from a weak stretch brought on by a harsh winter. The Labor Department says employers added 192,000 jobs, slightly below February’s total of 197,000.


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Minnesota Unemployment Rate Ticks Up In Feb.

Minnesota’s unemployment rate has climbed slightly to a seasonally adjusted 4.8 percent, with employers cutting 100 jobs. The rate for February was one-tenth of a point higher than January’s figure.


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Unemployment Steady At 4.6 Percent In Minnesota

Minnesota’s unemployment rate held steady at 4.6 percent in December, with employers adding 9,500 new jobs. The Department of Employment and Economic Development said Thursday that the seasonally adjusted rate remains well below the U.S. unemployment rate of 6.7 percent.


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Jobless Rate In Minneapolis Lowest Among Large U.S. Cities

Unemployment rates rose in nearly all large U.S. cities in June as college graduates and many of those still in school began searching for jobs. The unemployment rate in Minneapolis was 5.1 percent, the lowest among the large cities.


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MN Unemployment Inches Down Again To 5.2 Percent

Minnesota’s unemployment rate continued its downward trend in June, inching a tenth of a percent lower than May. The Department of Employment and Economic Development announced Thursday that the state’s jobless rate for June was 5.2 percent.


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Minn. Unemployment Rate Holds Steady In May

Minnesota’s unemployment rate is unchanged in May compared to the previous month, as employers added 8,400 jobs. That’s according to the state Department of Employment and Economic Development.


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Unemployment Rates Rise As Employers Add 175,000 Jobs

The U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs in May, a gain that shows employers are hiring at a still-modest but steady pace despite government spending cuts and higher taxes. The unemployment rate rose to 7.6 percent from 7.5 percent in April.


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Unemployment Falls In 75 Percent Of U.S. States

An increase in hiring helped lower unemployment rates in 37 U.S. states last month, the latest indication that the job market is slowly healing.


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Minnesota’s Jobless Rate Unchanged For October

Minnesota’s unemployment rate held steady last month even as the state lost 8,100 jobs.


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Minnesota’s Jobless Rate Inches Up

Minnesota’s unemployment rate edged up last month, though the state stayed below the national jobless rate.


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Minnesota Economy Adds 6,800 Jobs In July

Minnesota employers added 6,800 jobs in July, the second month in a row that the state gained jobs.


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Minnesota Adds Jobs, Unemployment Rate Unchanged

Minnesota employers added 7,200 jobs in June, stopping a three-month stretch of job losses. The jobless rate stayed at 5.6 percent for a third month, according to seasonally adjusted figures released Thursday by the Department of Employment and Economic Development.


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Minn. Jobless Rate Edges Up As Jobs Cut In March

Minnesota’s unemployment rate has clocked in at a seasonally adjusted 5.8 percent for March, which remains well below the rate this time last year and the national average.


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Minnesota Posts Robust Job Gains In January

New figures show Minnesota gained 15,500 jobs in January, nudging the state’s unemployment rate down a tenth of a point to a seasonally adjusted 5.6 percent.


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Report Predicts Good Year For Twin Cities Job Market

The Twin Cities job market may be about to pick up, according to a new report out by the Manpower workforce firm.


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Minnesota’s Jobless Rate Unchanged

Minnesota’s jobless rate held steady in August but there were some encouraging trends.


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Minn. Shutdown Bumps Jobless Rate To 7.2 Percent

Minnesota’s state government shutdown boosted the unemployment rate last month as the state lost a net 19,800 jobs, mostly due to the government closure.


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Minnesota’s Jobless Rate Could Jump In A Shutdown

There’s a sobering prediction about Minnesota’s jobless rate if there’s a state government shutdown on July 1.


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Minn. Unemployment Dips To 6.5 Percent In April

Minnesota’s unemployment rate edged down a tenth of a percentage point to a seasonally adjusted 6.5 percent in April, though the state lost 5,200 jobs — a decline officials said was largely because of poor weather.


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MN Unemployment Rate Inches Up, But Jobs Gained

Minnesota’s unemployment rate inched up slightly last month, even as employers added more than 14,000 jobs.


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Minnesota Jobless Rate Holds Steady In September

Minnesota’s unemployment rate didn’t budge from 7 percent last month as employers cut almost 10,000 jobs.


MN's Jobless Rate Increases

  After holding steady for much of the summer, Minnesota’s jobless rate edged up in August.