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.
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.