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Local Unemployment Jumps in January
The unemployment rate for the St. Cloud metro area took a jump in January. We're now at 6.7%, up from 5.9% in December. It's also the second straight month that our unemployment rate has increased.
Local Unemployment Numbers Remain Steady
The unemployment rate for the St. Cloud metro area remained steady in November. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development says the unemployment rate is at 5.2%, up from 5.1% in October.
St. Cloud Metro Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.1%
The number of people looking for work has dropped back down to pre-recession levels in the St. Cloud Metro area. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development says our unemployment rate for October is down to 5.1%.
Minnesota Unemployment Rate Drops in October
Minnesota's unemployment rate continued its slow decrease in October. The state Department of Employment and Economic Development says Thursday that the Minnesota's unemployment rate last month was 6.4 percent, which is a half-a-percent decrease from September.
Minnesota Shutdown Added To Government Job Losses
Minnesota's 20-day government shutdown made the national hiring picture in July a little bit gloomier than it would have been otherwise. The U.S. Labor Department's July hiring report showed a slight uptick in hiring by private business, with about 154,000 jobs added nationwide. But that d…
Local Unemployment Jumps A Half-Percent
The unemployment rate in the St. Cloud metro area jumped a half-percent last month. The latest figures from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development have our unemployment rate at 6.8%, compared to 6.3% in May.

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