MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) — The nation’s unemployment rate climbed to 9.8 percent in November, a seven-month high. A local expert was surprised.
“The national news was worse then I expected,” said Dan McElroy, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.READ MORE: Driver Flees After Hitting 4-Year-Old Girl In East St. Paul
With hiring so weak, the unemployment rate rose from 9.6 percent to 9.8 percent. The jobless rate has now topped 9 percent for 19 straight months, the longest stretch on record.READ MORE: Infant Found Safe After South Minneapolis Car Theft, Police Say
“But I am hopeful things things are going over better then that in Minnesota,” said McElroy on the WCCO Morning News with Dave Lee.
NewsRadio 830 WCCO Interview With Dan McElroy
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