Minnesota’s unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level in more than 13 years even though more than 5,000 jobs were lost in December.
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The U.S. Government said Tuesday the nation’s economy grew at a whopping 5 percent annual rate last summer. That’s the fastest growth since 2003, including jobs coming back to the Midwest.
State 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.
The North Star Summit’s “Mapping Economic Prosperity for Minnesota” took place Monday in St. Paul.
The 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.
Earlier Tuesday evening, the U.S. Senate failed to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline by a vote of 59 – 41. Immediately after the vote, Republicans said they’d bring up the issue again in January. The fight over this pipeline has been a long, contentious battle that began in 2008 when TransCanada, the company building the pipeline, applied for a construction permit.
Republicans taking over the state House are forming committees that emphasize their rural/urban split with Democrats. The GOP reduced the number of committees overall even as it added new panels to focus on mining policy and jobs in greater Minnesota.
A Wisconsin medical supply company is growing. On Thursday they announced they’ll bring nearly 500 new jobs to people in the metro and in western Wisconsin.
In an ongoing effort to support returning veterans to re-establish themselves in viable careers, the Department of Veterans Affairs has established a vocational, rehabilitation program, called Compensated Work Therapy (CWT).
A new TV ad by Democratic Sen. Al Franken claims his Republican opponent Mike McFadden searches the world for places to avoid paying taxes.
If you’re looking for “the one,” it looks like the Twin Cities is one of the best places to meet your match … at least if you’re in the market to find a man with a job. Minneapolis and St. Paul collectively rank the fourth best in the nation when it comes to places to find eligible, employed men.
A non-profit, accused of using grant money to fund lavish trips and a Costco membership, was shut down by the state on Friday. The state is seeking $600,000 back from Community Action of Minneapolis. The agency helps low-income families with heating bills and works to find people jobs.
With longer workweeks and busy kids’ schedules, some of us feel like we aren’t spending as much quality time with our families as we’d like. That’s how Eric from Mounds View felt when he wrote to WCCO. He wanted to know: What happened to the 9-to-5 job? “It has changed dramatically,” said Dr. Ernest Owens, a management professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Business.
Gov. Mark Dayton got a hero’s welcome Monday from union workers at the Minnesota AFL-CIO Conference in St. Paul. Dayton, Minnesota’s first Democratic governor in two decades, told convention delegates he delivered what he promised – jobs.