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Analysis: Minnesota’s contradictory labor market

One of the most puzzling phenomena to arise from the ashes of the pandemic is a seemingly paradoxical labor market. In Minnesota, the unemployment...

Caryn Sullivan: Stretched service industry isn’t celebrating low unemployment report

When the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released the latest unemployment numbers, the Walz administration touted 1.8 percent unemployment as something to...

Report: Minnesota lost sixth-most jobs in nation during pandemic

While Minnesota's Democratic leaders continue to tout a healthy state economy, a data analysis from the Brookings Institution indicates Minnesota ranks sixth for most...

Minnesota hasn’t done much to fight potential cases of unemployment fraud

The Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor released a report Wednesday showing how potential cases of unemployment fraud have far exceeded the amount of...

Restaurant owner blames labor shortage for 99% increase in chicken wing...

(Daily Caller News Foundation) — A restaurant owner from Buffalo, New York, told Fox Business on Monday that chicken wings are getting more expensive...

Red states emerge healthier from pandemic than blue states

While economic recovery from the COVID-19 shutdowns picks up steam, it’s been significantly slower in blue states than red ones. The jobs are coming back, but the workers...

Red states top those with lowest unemployment rates

(The Center Square) — Republican-led states and Vermont reported the lowest unemployment rates in April, according to a new report by the U.S. Commerce Department. States...

Report: Job searches increased in Republican states canceling federal unemployment boost

(Daily Caller News Foundation) — Relative to the national trend, job searches temporarily increased in states that have announced they will no longer offer...

Central Minnesota business survey shows unemployment benefits hamper hiring

Thursday’s initial weekly jobless claims report from the Labor Department dropped to 406,000, the lowest since March 2020. The same report, however, also showed over 12 million continuing...

Unemployment rises in April as Biden promotes tax hikes

(The Center Square) — Official numbers from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics show unemployment rose in the month of April as hiring fell...