Unemployment Sinks Again to Another All-Time Low: 1.8%
21 Jul 2022
The unemployment rate ticked down two-tenths of a point to 1.8% in June 2022 – yet another record low since the metric has been tracked in 1976, according to numbers released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The lowest pre-pandemic unemployment rate was 2.5% in early 1999.
The unemployment rate decline over-the-month was entirely due to people moving from unemployment to employment. The labor force participation rate ticked up another tenth of a point to 68.5%.
Today, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) launched the latest round of Child Care Economic Development Grants. These grants authorize $4.85 million over two fiscal years for grants to community partners to increase quality child care providers to support economic development across Minnesota. A total of $2.425...
Number of Latino farmers small, but growingJul 15 2022
Javier Garcia starts the green John Deere tractor and slowly moves it forward toward the rows of onions and squash. The blades behind the tractor dig into the soil, uprooting weeds and turning the earth as it goes. Garcia is one of a small but growing number of Latino...
The city of Staples is located at the junction of U.S. Highway 10 and Minnesota Highway 210. Perched on the border between Todd and Wadena Counties, about 150 miles northwest of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Staples’ residents enjoy small town living along with all the advantages offered by greater Minnesota. Staples...