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The governor shared the roadmap days after the state recorded the lowest unemployment rate of any state ever and months before he was expected to appear on the ballot for reelection. The broad-based proposal would boost spending to child care, health care, transportation infrastructure and other programs.
In June, Minnesota had the lowest state unemployment rate ever recorded in the U.S., and that means workers are harder than ever to find. Harder — but not impossible.
Experts say few labor trafficking cases have been prosecuted, making the scope of the problem hard to measure.
If we want North Dakota to be open for business, we need to make sure our workers can find child care. We need child care workers as acutely as we need teachers and nurses.

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Nonfarm payrolls rose 372,000 last month following a revised 384,000 in May, a Labor Department report showed Friday. The unemployment rate held at 3.6% as the pool of available workers shrank, and wage growth remained firm.
While the CCC consisted of young men in a semi-military setting, commanded in barracks by regular military officers, the Works Progress Administration used older men that worked out of their homes on local projects.
One of the starting points for newcomers is a pre-existing online portal promoting North Dakota called findthegoodlife.com.
Despite the second straight weekly decline reported by the Labor Department on Thursday, claims are hovering near a five-month high. There have been job cuts in sectors like technology and housing amid fears of a recession as the Federal Reserve aggressively tightens monetary policy to quell price pressures.
Katie Colman's story is a high-profile reminder to employers and job candidates that a prospective employee’s medical history is their own business — unless they opt to share it. The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits asking prospective employees anything about their medical history — or using health issues as a basis for not hiring them, said Joyce Walker-Jones, senior attorney and adviser at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
April’s unemployment rate was down from 2.5% in March, marking the seventh month the figure has decreased, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development reported Thursday, May 19.

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Though the unemployment rate climbed slightly, year-over-year data signaled a continued recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
For individuals forgoing vaccination, the risks can include layoffs and ineligibility to collect unemployment, higher insurance premiums, or loss of academic scholarships. For employers, vaccine hesitancy can contribute to short-staffed workplaces.
On-The-Job Training through the WIOA is designed to provide skills to workers for a particular job or career field. After negotiating and signing an OJT contract, an employer then hires the participant as an employee and begins training them at an entry level – all while the WIOA covers up to half of their salary for up to six months of work if the employee participates in a 40-hour work week.

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