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Polaris Adding 100 Jobs As Part Of $20 Million Expansion

Officials with Polaris Industries, Inc., said Friday they’re adding 100 jobs as part of a $20 million expansion project in Plymouth. The Medina-based company, which makes off-road vehicles, ATVs and snowmobiles among other vehicles, is purchasing an existing 120,000 square foot building and will renovate it.

08/01/2014

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More Than 150 Employers Turn Out For Veterans Career Fair

The veterans career fair has become a regular event in Minnesota on the first Wednesday after the Fourth of July. And on this Wednesday, it featured 160 employers.

07/09/2014

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Teen Unemployment Down, Summer Job Outlook Positive

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development officials say the summer job outlook for teens is looking pretty good this year. DEED Jobs Analyst Oriane Casale says the unemployment rate for teens in Minnesota is down substantially from the last two years.

05/28/2014

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Timetable Given On Remington Layoffs In St. Cloud

In a letter to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, Remington says it will eliminate 34 jobs in September and another 34 early in January.

05/20/2014

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Minn. January Unemployment Rate At 4.7 Percent

Minnesota’s unemployment rate remained at 4.7 percent in January, with employers adding 600 new jobs. The Department of Employment and Economic Development says Thursday that January’s figure was unchanged from the seasonally adjusted revised rate of 4.7 percent.

03/13/2014

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Minnesota Records Most Job Openings In 12 Years

Wednesday brought good news for anyone looking for a job. Minnesota’s new job numbers show that the second quarter openings reached the highest level in 12 years, with employers reporting more than 72,000 openings — an increase of 15.3 percent from the same period a year ago. But almost half of the openings are for part-time jobs that average about $12.50 an hour.

09/04/2013

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Good Question: Why Is Unemployment Falling Faster In Minn. Than Other States?

While the national economy struggles, Minnesota’s unemployment rate just hit its lowest level in five years.

07/18/2013

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Minn. Agency To Release Details On State Economy

Minnesota state officials are getting ready to announce how the state’s economy performed in June. The Department of Employment and Economic Development is releasing the June unemployment rate Thursday morning. June’s numbers will follow an April and May in which the jobless rate stayed unchanged at 5.3 percent.

07/18/2013

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Minn. Hosts Job Fair Geared Toward Veterans

Minnesota military veterans looking for an edge in the job market can take advantage of a career fair designed just for them. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development was hosting its annual veterans-oriented career fair on Tuesday.

07/16/2013

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Minnesota’s Jobless Rate Drops To 5.3 Percent; 11K+ Jobs Lost

Minnesota released its April unemployment report on Thursday and while the state’s jobless rate dropped to a seasonably adjusted 5.3 percent, employers eliminated more than 11,000 jobs last month.

05/16/2013

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Minnesota Jobless Rate Drops To Pre-Meltdown Level

Minnesota added 9,100 jobs in December, bringing unemployment rates in the state down to levels not seen since before the financial crisis of 2008.

01/17/2013

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Minnesota’s Unemployment Rate Drops To 5.8 Percent In September

The state’s unemployment rate dropped a tenth of a point to 5.8 percent in September, a full two percentage points better than the national rate.

10/18/2012

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Minn. Adds 6,200 Jobs In Feb., But Unemployment Rises

Minnesota gained 6,200 jobs in February, but the unemployment rate popped up 0.1 percent, according to figures released Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

03/22/2012

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Eagan Company Adds 300 Jobs In Expansion

Prime Therapeutics, an Eagan-based company in Minnesota, plans to add 300 information technology and business analyst jobs through a state loan.

12/20/2011

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Minnesota Unemployment Rate Dips To 7 Percent

Minnesota’s unemployment rate dipped to 7 percent in December, but the state also lost jobs last month.

01/20/2011

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