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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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Unemployment Steady At 4.6 Percent In Minnesota

Minnesota’s unemployment rate held steady at 4.6 percent in December, with employers adding 9,500 new jobs. The Department of Employment and Economic Development said Thursday that the seasonally adjusted rate remains well below the U.S. unemployment rate of 6.7 percent.

01/23/2014

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Ellison Talks Unemployment In Minneapolis

Earlier this month, unemployment benefits for more than one million Americans expired. It’s something that didn’t sit well with some lawmakers. Democratic Representative Keith Ellison spoke about the issue at the Sabathani Community Center in Minneapolis Saturday morning.

01/11/2014

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12-30 LESLIE FRAZIER FIRED! Sid Hartman Reacts On The Morning News With Dave Lee

How does the “Dean Of Minnesota Sports” feel about today’s news? Click the link to listen!

12/30/2013

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12-30 LESLIE FRAZIER FIRED! Fans React On The Morning News With Dave Lee

What do the fans think of today’s news? Click the link to listen!

12/30/2013

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12-30 LESLIE FRAZIER FIRED! Mike Max On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Click the link to hear Mike Max speculate on possible candidates to replace the classy Leslie Frazier.

12/30/2013

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Minn. Unemployment Rate Drops A Tick In November

Minnesota unemployment rate has fallen again, to 4.6 percent in November, as officials point to continuing signs of economic improvement. The Department of Employment and Economic Development said Thursday that the seasonally adjusted rate was two percentage points lower than the month before.

12/19/2013

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Minn. Unemployment Rate Drops To 4.8 Percent

Minnesota’s unemployment rate has dropped below 5 percent for the first time in nearly six years as the state climbs further out of the deep hole caused by the Great Recession. The Department of Employment and Economic Development reports Thursday that October’s unemployment rate was 4.8 percent.

11/21/2013

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Minn. Businesses To See Drop In Unemployment Tax

Minnesota businesses will see lower unemployment insurance taxes starting next year. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development says Tuesday that the unemployment insurance trust fund’s $1.2 billion reserve at the end of September was enough to trigger a tax cut.

11/19/2013

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Reality Check: What’s It Really Like For Veterans In MN?

Thousands of Minnesota veterans return home from combat duty every year. But when they get here, it’s sometimes tough to get a job. That’s only one of the struggles veterans face. Finding a job, getting health care services, fighting homelessness.

11/11/2013

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Minnesota Rebuilds Employment To Pre-Recession Level

Minnesota has rebuilt the employment level it saw prior to the last recession and then some. A report Thursday from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development shows 12,200 jobs were gained in August.

09/19/2013

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State Adds 4,300 Jobs; Unemployment Holds At 5.2 Percent

Minnesota added 4,300 jobs last month but the state’s unemployment rate stayed at 5.2 percent, according to figures released Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

08/15/2013

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Jobless Rate In Minneapolis Lowest Among Large U.S. Cities

Unemployment rates rose in nearly all large U.S. cities in June as college graduates and many of those still in school began searching for jobs. The unemployment rate in Minneapolis was 5.1 percent, the lowest among the large cities.

07/30/2013

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MN Unemployment Inches Down Again To 5.2 Percent

Minnesota’s unemployment rate continued its downward trend in June, inching a tenth of a percent lower than May. The Department of Employment and Economic Development announced Thursday that the state’s jobless rate for June was 5.2 percent.

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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