Minn. Primed To Put Firms On Hook During LockoutsMinnesota lawmakers are primed to adopt legislation giving idled workers longer-lasting jobless benefits when locked out by their companies in labor fights.
Minn. Jobless Rate Ticks Down To 5.8 Percent Minnesota's unemployment rate remains a full two percentage points better than the national average.
Jobless Rate Now A Leading Political IndicatorThe discouraging new unemployment numbers present President Barack Obama with a sobering reminder that an uneven recovery from the recession can be a fragile argument for his re-election.
As Unemployment Rate Drops, Extended Benefits Get CutMinnesota's economy is bouncing back as it added nearly 8,000 jobs in January.

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