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.
Minnesota Unemployment Rate Stays At 3.7 Percent But Jobs UpMinnesota's unemployment rate is stuck at 3.7 percent for the eighth straight month.
Local Business People Weigh In On Future Of Jobs For Minnesota MillennialsMore millennials are calling the Twin Cities home. Minneapolis, St. Paul and select surrounding suburbs have seen population increases by this generation of more than 10 percent since 2007.
State Gives Out $20M In Broadband Internet GrantsLt. Gov. Tina Smith and Katie Sieben, commissioner of Minnesota's economic development department, held a teleconference Monday to talk about the state’s new broadband Internet expansion program.
17 Broadband Projects To Get Boost From Minnesota GrantsThe first state grants in a new broadband Internet expansion program will bolster 17 projects in Minnesota.
Officials: Unemployment Is The Lowest It's Been Since May 2001State officials say Minnesota employers added more than 6,000 jobs last month and that the state's unemployment rate is now the lowest it's been in more than a decade.
Minnesota Exports Record $5.5B In Third QuarterState officials say Minnesota exports have jumped nearly 6 percent in the last year. Minnesota exported a record $5.5 billion of manufactured, agricultural and mining products in the third quarter of 2014, the Department of Employment and Economic Development announced Wednesday. That's up 5.8 percent from the same period last year.
Minnesota's Unemployment Rate Continues To FallThe latest snapshot of Minnesota's workforce is being released. State officials were expected to publish monthly employment statistics Thursday for October, including how many Minnesotans don't have jobs.
Vascular Solutions Subsidy ScrappedMinnesota's economic development agency has withdrawn a hefty subsidy offer to a medical-device company after the firm and its leader were hit with criminal charges.
2 Views Of State Economy Shade Governor RaceAs Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton makes the case for a second term, a major theme he's pressed is that the state economy has outperformed most of the Upper Midwest on his watch. How voters view the economy will go a long way in determining how Dayton, a Democrat, fares in November. Republicans concede things have turned around but they say the recovery has been far from robust. There's no shortage of ways to measure the economy, and each side will spend the next 10 weeks debating whether the glass is half-full or half-empty.
Minnesota Sheds Jobs; July Unemployment At 4.5% A new rundown on unemployment is coming from the agency that keeps tabs on Minnesota's job figures. The Department of Employment and Economic Development planned to provide statistics Thursday covering July.
Minnesota Unemployment Hits Lowest Level Since 2007New figures related to Minnesota's employment rate are being released. The state's Department of Employment and Economic Development planned Thursday to provide the unemployment rate for June. They'll also say whether more jobs were gained or lost.
Minnesota Jobless Rate At Lowest Level In 7 YearsMinnesota has registered its lowest unemployment rate in seven years after May's figure was pegged at 4.6 percent. The Department of Employment and Economic Development reported Thursday that 10,300 jobs were gained last month, help pushing the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate down a notch.
Minnesota Unemployment Rate Ticks Up In Feb.Minnesota's unemployment rate has climbed slightly to a seasonally adjusted 4.8 percent, with employers cutting 100 jobs. The rate for February was one-tenth of a point higher than January's figure.
If You’re Out Of Work, Here's A Way To Make Yourself More MarketableIt can happen to any of us. Without much warning, you find yourself out of a job. Angela Davis spent some time looking into the help that's available.