Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Half of Minnesota's American Indians are jobless; advocates call for action


While declining incomes among Minnesota’s African-Americans have recently stirred calls to action, a leading American Indian group is pointing to a 50 percent jobless rate among the state’s tribal members.

The American Indian OIC highlighted recent census figures showing that 10 percent of the state’s American Indians are classified as unemployed, another 40 percent are not in the labor force at all.


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