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New jobless claims in Minnesota spike amid renewed restrictions

 

December 4, 2020

GLEN STUBBE, Star Tribune

Restaurants had to go back to take-out mode under Minnesota's latest restrictions to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Minnesota saw nearly 50,000 new unemployment applications or account reactivations in the last half of November as restaurants and other businesses faced new restrictions because of the surge in COVID-19 cases.

The state has not seen such a high volume of new jobless claims since early June when the economy began to emerge from the initial shutdown. It was a significant increase over weekly claims in recent months.

While still at elevated levels compared to before the coronavirus pandemic, new and reactivated unemployment accounts in Minnesota had generally been trending down throughout the summer, reaching a low of about 8,000 in one week in August.

https://www.startribune.com/new-jobless-claims-in-minnesota-spike-amid-renewed-restrictions/573283321/

 

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