Gov. Walz Announces $300 In New Weekly Unemployment BenefitsGov. Tim Walz has announced an extra $300 in new weekly unemployment benefits, to be funded by money from the CARES Act.
Minnesota's Unemployment Rate Dropped To 7.7% In July, But Job Growth SlowsWhile Minnesota’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.7% last month, down from 8.6% in June, there’s still a long road ahead to economic recovery as many remain jobless amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hotel Workers Continue To Bear Brunt Of COVID-19 Job LossesWith the city's bustle all but gone, hotel guests are missing too. It's evident by the recent layoffs of 51 workers at the Crown Plaza Northstar Downtown hotel.
Where Do States Stand On Trump's Unemployment Insurance Executive Order?States react to President Trump's executive order extending additional weekly unemployment insurance payments in the amount of $400.
States Would Be On Hook For Billions Under Trump's Unemployment PlanWhether President Donald Trump has the constitutional authority to extend federal unemployment benefits by executive order remains unclear. Equally up in the air is whether states, which are necessary partners in Trump's plan to bypass Congress, will sign on.
President Trump Signs Limited Executive Orders Related To Unemployment ReliefPresident Trump signed several executive orders pertaining to unemployment relief on Saturday, including extending enhanced unemployment relief benefits, but at $400 a week instead of $600.
'Job Gains Have Slowed Considerably,' Says Economic Policy Institute EconomistUnemployment's sizable decline in July still reflects a slowing economic recovery in the face of the unchecked coronavirus pandemic.
'We Know This Is A Recession, But We Don't Want This To Go Into Depression Territory,' Says Economics ProfessorWith the first round of economic stimulus running out, millions of Americans are about to take a massive hit to their household budget.
Extra $600 Unemployment Checks To End This WeekendTo get through the pandemic, hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans are relying on unemployment benefits, plus an extra $600 from the federal government. But that extra boost will end this weekend, because congress hasn't come up with a plan to extend it.
'This Isn't Just About Pocket Change': Minnesota Lawmakers Urged To Give Unemployment Benefits To High School StudentsOrganizations are calling on lawmakers to extend unemployment benefits to high school students before Minnesota’s special session ends.
New Minnesota Employment Numbers Show Job Gains In June, With 84,700 New Payroll JobsMinnesota's unemployment numbers have receded from their May peak of 9.9%, as reported by Minnesota DEED, to 8.6% in June.