Unemployment

As Unemployment Drops In Minnesota, Communities Of Color Not Seeing The GainsThe latest numbers put the unemployment rate in Minnesota at 3.5 percent. But for African-Americans in Minnesota, it's 14-percent -- that's compared to 8.8 percent nationally.
Special Session Clock Ticking For Miners On UnemploymentAs lawmakers make last-ditch efforts to call a special session, hundreds of steelworkers and mine laborers are counting the days until their last unemployment check arrives and know they may have to take jobs that'll pull them away from Minnesota's faltering Iron Range.
DEED: Minnesota Unemployment Rate DecreasingMinnesota continues to add jobs, and it seems to be a trend that will keep going in 2016. The Department of Employment and Economic Development says employers added more than 9,000 jobs last month.
New & Old Hurdles On Lawmakers' 2016 AgendaA to-do list with items new and old will confront Minnesota's politicians in 2016, from spending down a hefty new budget surplus to facing voters in November.
Minn. Unemployment Rate Drops To Lowest Level In Nearly 15 YearsMinnesota's unemployment rate is at its lowest level since March 2001. The state Department of Employment and Economic Development reported Thursday that November's seasonally adjusted rate was 3.5 percent. That's the lowest since March 2001.
Minnesota Unemployment Rate Falls Despite Job LossMinnesota's unemployment rate continues to fall to 3.7 percent even as the state loses more jobs. The Department of Employment and Economic Development reported Thursday that the state lost 1,700 jobs in October.
Minn. Unemployment Rate Drops Again, Hits 3.8 PercentMinnesota's unemployment rate has dropped again, coming in at 3.8 percent in September.
Minnesota Unemployment Rate Up, Jobs Shed In JulyMinnesota's unemployment rate is up and its job count is down, according to new data for July.
Unemployment Up In Most Wisconsin Cities, CountiesUnemployment rates increased in most Wisconsin cities and counties in June.
Minnesota Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly To 3.9 PercentMinnesota'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.
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.
Minnesota Adds Jobs While Unemployment Rate Barely BudgesMinnesota'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.

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