Minnesota Gained 3,800 Jobs Last Month, Didn't Lose 8,000 In Jan.State employment officials say Minnesota gained nearly 4,000 jobs last month.
Unemployment Increases In Wisconsin's 32 Largest CitiesUnemployment rates rose across all of Wisconsin's largest cities between December and January.
Minnesota Lost More Than 8,000 Jobs In JanuaryThe Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced Thursday that state employers cut 8,300 jobs in the first month of 2017 while unemployment remained steady at 4 percent. The national unemployment rate is 4.8 percent.
State Unemployment Rate Dips To 3.8 PercentThe decrease follows several months of modest upticks in the share of out-of-work Minnesota residents.
Unemployment Holds Steady In WisconsinWisconsin's unemployment rate is holding steady.
Minnesota Shed 12,500 Jobs In OctoberAlthough Minnesota has gained more than 30,000 jobs over the last year, state economic officials announced Thursday that 12,500 jobs were shed in October.
Minnesota Unemployment Ticks Up To 3.9 PercentMinnesota's unemployment rate ticked up one tenth of one percentage point to 3.9 percent in July.
Despite May Job Losses, Unemployment Steady At 3.8 PercentMinnesota's unemployment rate remains at 3.8 percent despite shedding nearly 2,000 jobs in May.
Wisconsin Unemployment Payments Drop By More Than HalfBusiness-friendly changes to Wisconsin's unemployment pay system have helped erase a $1.3 billion deficit in the state fund that supports it, but critics say they have also wrongfully deprived out-of-work people of money they needed while looking for new jobs.
Lawmakers Approve Iron Range Unemplyment Extension, Tax ReliefMinnesota legislators on Thursday paved the way for unemployment checks to go out to thousands of out-of-work Iron Range miners, abruptly wrapping up a long-awaited deal just after the Senate's top Democrat doubted whether the relief package would come together.
February Job Growth Keeps Minnesota Ahead Of U.S. In UnemploymentMinnesota's unemployment rate continues to beat the nation by a wide margin. Job figures released Thursday show the state's seasonally adjusted unemployed rate held at 3.7 percent in February. That's compared to a 4.9 percent unemployment rate nationwide.
Unemployment Remains At 3.7 PercentState officials say Minnesota's unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent in January even though employers cut 5,000 jobs.