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Minnesota's unemployment rate rose to record 9.9% in May as pandemic's effects seen

 

ANTHONY SOUFFLE/Star Tribune

The Community Emergency Service is seeing high usage of its foodshelf as workers are either not called back yet or are getting fewer hours.

Minnesota's unemployment rate shot up to 9.9% last month, the highest level ever recorded since the state began tracking it in the 1970s.

But that snapshot of the state's economy was taken in the middle of the month before businesses such as retail stores began to reopen.

A different data set, based on a survey of employers, showed that the state added 9,800 jobs last month, a modest gain after losing 360,000 jobs in April and 27,800 jobs in March.

https://www.startribune.com/minnesota-jobless-rate-rises-to-9-9-highest-on-record/571344672/

 

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