Minnesota hits end of $300 weekly jobless bonus; jobs recovery sped up last month
September 18, 2020
Minnesota exhausted its share of funds from a temporary federal program providing a $300 weekly bonus to unemployment payments, officials said Thursday.
That will affect most of the 320,000 Minnesotans who continue to collect jobless benefits six months into the pandemic.
At the same time, new data released Thursday show Minnesota's job recovery sped up a bit last month with the addition of 40,500 jobs. That was better than July but not as good as June.