How Does The State Determine Which Businesses Are Essential?78% of Minnesota jobs are in critical industries, like public works, energy, financial services, teachers and much more.
Officials: State Unemployment Numbers Lowest Since Last RecessionThe Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development says the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 2.8 percent in October.
Minnesota July Unemployment Rate: Lowest Since 2000As of July, the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 3.0 percent.
Survey Shows Minnesota Manufactures Are Expecting A Good Year In 2018A recent survey of Minnesota manufacturers found that most expect business to improve or stay the same in 2018.
Lawsuit Alleges MN Agency Data Breach Revealed Fraud Tipster's IdentityA tipster who alerted a Minnesota government agency to potential fraud involving unemployment benefits sued Thursday after her identity was mistakenly revealed to the man she turned in, leaving her fearful for her safety. Michele Meier's lawsuit against the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development alleges a data breach put her and her child at risk of retaliation.
Minn. Unemployment Rate Drops Again, Hits 3.8 PercentMinnesota's unemployment rate has dropped again, coming in at 3.8 percent in September.
Dayton Sets Up Office To Target Economic Disparities Among MinoritiesGovernor Mark Dayton is creating a new office to help workers and businesses of color find jobs and opportunity in Minnesota.
Requests For Minnesota Broadband Aid Exceed Grants By 3 FoldAlmost three times as much money as state grant funding available is being sought by Minnesota communities seeking to expand broadband Internet infrastructure.
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.
May Brings Small Shift In Minnesota Unemployment Picture Minnesota's unemployment rate has barely budged in a year and has registered at 3.8 percent for May. That's within a tenth of a percent of what it was a year ago in June and a tick higher than it was in April.
Dayton Taps Economic Official For Iron Range BoardGov. Mark Dayton has appointed a new head of the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board. Mark Phillips will return to the board as commissioner after serving as its director of economic development in the 1980s. Phillips was also commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development from 2011 to 2012.