MIDDLE AGED PLAGUE I'm a Believer -- So Are You
We disagree with one another a lot these days, but I think I've found three sentences we can all say, "Yes, that's true," to:
1) We are all born.
2) We all die.
3) In between, we operate each of ... Posted on 12/19/12 at 3:11 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Minnesota jobs up, unemployment steady
Employers added 7,200 jobs in June, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development announced Thursday.
At the same time, the percentage of people without work remained at 5.6 percent... Posted on 7/19/12 at 12:47 PM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Job Service North Dakota official will testify before Congress
BISMARCK--The executive director of Job Service North Dakota is slated to testify before Congress this week.
Maren Daley will share her experiences working with North Dakotas reemployment efforts and... Posted on 10/5/11 at 9:34 AM
The legislative session was a remarkable opportunity. Legislators converged on the Capitol when the coffers were full and, unlike the nation’s economy, North Dakota’s was in a full-boom mode. There is no unemployment in the state.
Unemployment insurance benefits will expire Saturday for thousands of out-of-work Minnesotans if Congress doesn't renew a program that gives extra aid to those who have used up their six months of state unemployment checks.
Before coming to North Dakota, Eric Bozeman lost his car, was about to be evicted from his apartment and had to search for pocket change to buy food. Everything pointed the 47-year-old to Williston, even though he knew it was risky to arrive in a new state by bus with less than $100, no job lined up and no plan for housing.
Minnesota labor officials say the state's employers cut 2,000 jobs in August following two consecutive months of gains. The state unemployment rate inched up 0.1 percentage point in August to a seasonally-adjusted rate of 5.9 percent.
Bismarck and Fargo had the lowest unemployment rates among U.S. cities in May, according to a report from the Associated Press. The jobless rate was 2.5 percent in Bismarck and 3 percent in Fargo, the report said. Grand Forks was sixth on the list with 3.7 percent.
Minnesota's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May held steady at 5.6 percent. That's down 1 percentage point from 6.6 percent in April of 2011. Those figures compare with a national unemployment rate of 8.2 percent last month and 9 percent last May.
The number of young adults in their 20s without jobs is the highest since record-keeping began after World War II, and their bleak outlook has barely improved even as the broader U.S. economy has seen a sharp increase in new hiring in recent months. For those like Cocchi, a young male with no college training, the 2010s have hit like a neutron bomb.
Weekly applications dropped 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 357,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That's the fewest since April 2008. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, fell to 361,750, also the lowest in four years.
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