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Minnesota jobless rate still nearly triple what is was before pandemic

 

LEILA NAVIDI/Star Tribune

Final construction work was done on the Stillwater Lift Bridge in May.

Minnesota's unemployment rate fell to 8.6% in June, down from a record-high 9.9% in May, as more businesses reopened following the easing of restrictions.

Still, the state's jobless rate is nearly triple what it was before the coronavirus pandemic took hold. It was 3.1% in February.

And with more than 300,000 Minnesotans still receiving unemployment benefits, state officials are trying to prepare them for a big financial cliff next week when the additional $600 in weekly unemployment payments from the federal CARES Act is set to expire unless new legislation is passed.

https://www.startribune.com/minnesota-jobless-rate-still-nearly-triple-what-it-was-before-pandemic/571790522/

 

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