Minnesota's unemployment rate rose to record 9.9% in May as pandemic's effects seen
June 19, 2020
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.