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Minnesota Unemployment Rate Up, Jobs Shed In July

Minnesota’s unemployment rate is up and its job count is down, according to new data for July.

08/20/2015

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Unemployment Up In Most Wisconsin Cities, Counties

Unemployment rates increased in most Wisconsin cities and counties in June.

07/22/2015

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Minnesota Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly To 3.9 Percent

Minnesota’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has been bumped up to 3.9 percent even as 2,900 jobs were added. The June figure was the 12th consecutive month below 4 percent. The Department of Employment and Economic Development released the statistics Thursday.

07/16/2015

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May Brings Small Shift In Minnesota Unemployment Picture

Minnesota’s unemployment rate has barely budged in a year and has registered at 3.8 percent for May. That’s within a tenth of a percent of what it was a year ago in June and a tick higher than it was in April.

06/18/2015

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Minnesota Adds Jobs While Unemployment Rate Barely Budges

Minnesota’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.

05/21/2015

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Target Corp. Cuts 140 More Jobs

Another 100 people lost their jobs at Target Corporate offices on Thursday, as a continuation of its corporate structuring. The jobs eliminated were administrative assistant positions.

04/30/2015

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Minnesota Unemployment Rate Stays At 3.7 Percent But Jobs Up

Minnesota’s unemployment rate is stuck at 3.7 percent for the eighth straight month.

04/16/2015

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Unemployment Up In Most Wisconsin Cities, Counties

Unemployment is up in most major Wisconsin cities and counties between January and February.

03/25/2015

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Minnesota Unemployment Steady In First Figures For 2015

Minnesota’s unemployment rate was largely stable in the first figures covering 2015. The labor force participation rate and the employment-to-population ratio ticked up in January as unemployment held at 3.7 percent.

03/10/2015

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Minnesota Officials To Provide Update To Unemployment Rate

Minnesota officials are providing their first update to the state’s unemployment picture since January. A report set for release Tuesday will disclose whether the state’s jobless figure remains on a downward trend.

03/10/2015

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Reality Check: Job Growth In The Midwest

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.

12/23/2014

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Officials: Unemployment Is The Lowest It’s Been Since May 2001

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.

12/18/2014

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Holiday Employment: Tight Market For Employers, Strong For Job Seekers

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — New numbers show the state’s unemployment numbers are below 4 percent, suggesting it’s a great state to find work in. And this holiday season is offering many opportunities. You could call it […]

11/23/2014

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Minnesota’s Unemployment Rate Continues To Fall

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.

11/20/2014

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Unemployment Rate Down For Minnesota Veterans

Minnesota honored its veterans with a special state program Tuesday in Inver Grove Heights. State military leaders honored Minnesota’s 370,000 veterans, including 26,000 who were deployed for extended periods of time after 9/11.

11/11/2014

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Report: Minn. Added 7,000 Jobs Last Month, Unemployment Hit 8-Year Low

The last monthly check-up on Minnesota’s job picture before the November election is being released. State officials planned to publish employment statistics Thursday that cover September.

10/16/2014

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Reality Check: Gov. Dayton’s First 2014 Campaign Ad

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is airing his first political campaign ad of the year. He takes credit for “coaching” Minnesota to an economic turnaround. But did that really happen? The ad shows Dayton behind the bench, coaching a hockey team (Minnesota) that was down, but not out. It’s mostly true, but it leaves out important details.

09/25/2014

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Minn. Added 6,100 Jobs In August, Shrinking Unemployment

State officials say Minnesota added more than 6,000 jobs last month and unemployment fell to 4.3 percent, the lowest it’s been in nearly 8 years.

09/18/2014

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Minnesota Sheds Jobs; July Unemployment At 4.5%

A new rundown on unemployment is coming from the agency that keeps tabs on Minnesota’s job figures. The Department of Employment and Economic Development planned to provide statistics Thursday covering July.

08/14/2014

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Minnesota Unemployment Hits Lowest Level Since 2007

New figures related to Minnesota’s employment rate are being released. The state’s Department of Employment and Economic Development planned Thursday to provide the unemployment rate for June. They’ll also say whether more jobs were gained or lost.

07/17/2014

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Minnesota Jobless Rate At Lowest Level In 7 Years

Minnesota has registered its lowest unemployment rate in seven years after May’s figure was pegged at 4.6 percent. The Department of Employment and Economic Development reported Thursday that 10,300 jobs were gained last month, help pushing the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate down a notch.

06/19/2014

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Minnesota Gains 2,600 Jobs In March

For the first time in state history, Minnesota’s labor force surpassed three million, thanks to a good month of March.

04/17/2014

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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.

04/04/2014

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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.

03/27/2014

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Reality Check: Gov. Dayton’s Job Numbers

New Minnesota job numbers are showing steady recovery from the worst days of the recession just a few years ago.

03/14/2014

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