STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Minnesota jobs up, unemployment steady
Employers added 7,200 jobs in June, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development announced Thursday.
At the same time, the percentage of people without work remained at 5.6 percent... Posted on 7/19/12 at 12:47 PM
Since 2009, the number of individuals who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly called food support, has almost doubled in Douglas County. The number of health care assistance cases has also grown.
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The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced today that 13 weeks of extended unemployment benefits, known as Federal-State Extended Benefits (EB), will be phased out, effective the week ending January 14.
The Minnesota unemployment rate fell by 0.5 percent in November to a seasonally adjusted 5.9 percent, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
The state's unemployment rate fell 0.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted 6.4 percent in October, according to figures released by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The U.S. unemployment rate was 9 percent in October.
The Minnesota unemployment rate declined to a seasonally adjusted 6.7 percent in January, according to figures released yesterday by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
Minnesota's unemployment rate fell by 0.1 percent in December to a seasonally adjusted 7 percent, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment Economic Development (DEED)
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar released the following statement after Senate passage of legislation to extend unemployment benefits. Retroactive benefits will be paid to those who experience a lapse in coverage.
The U.S. Department of Labor has certified that the state is no longer eligible for the final tier of extended federal unemployment benefits.
As a result, the potential number of weeks of jobless benefits available must be reduced from 79 to 72.
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