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August 19, 2016
State Gains 11,300 Jobs in July
Minnesota employers added 11,300 jobs in July, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Those figures, combined with revised data that showed the state gained 2,400 more jobs than originally reported...
August 19, 2016 - 5:57pm
June 17, 2016
Brainerd jobless rate drops to new low: Unemployment level hasn't been this low in 15 years
Brainerd recently hit a jobless rate it hasn't matched in 15 years. The most recent county and city jobless data available from the state lists...
June 17, 2016 - 8:35pm
May 26, 2016
Reader Opinion: Why work?
According to the government figures for 2013 (the last full-year available) there were 105,862,000 adult full-time workers. Of these, 16,855,000 were government employees (that's scary—almost 20 percent work for the government). At the same time 109,631,000 were on "means-tested"...
May 26, 2016 - 10:18pm
May 13, 2016
Reader Opinion: Where's our priority?
We pander to less than 2 percent of the population who claim to be transgender. We have 94 million American workers unemployed. Our national debt has doubled under Obama. Wages/salaries for Middle Class Americans have stagnated. And our biggest concern in the media is where to "pee?"...
May 13, 2016 - 7:18pm
March 27, 2016
State gains 9,000 jobs in February
ST. PAUL—Minnesota employers added 9,000 jobs in February, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department...
March 27, 2016 - 8:24pm
January 22, 2016
State gains 9,100 jobs in December: Unemployment rate at 3.5 percent
ST. PAUL — Minnesota employers added 9,100 jobs in December, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Those figures, combined with November figures that were revised upward by 2,000 jobs, brought...
January 22, 2016 - 8:44pm
December 31, 2015
November jobless rate in Brainerd lowest in 8 years
To find a lower November unemployment rate recently posted in Brainerd means going back eight years to 2007. But numbers still remain high compared...
December 31, 2015 - 12:04pm
December 18, 2015
Employers add 7,200 jobs in November
ST. PAUL—Minnesota employers added 7,200 jobs in November, according to seasonally adjusted figures released Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Those figures, combined with October figures that were revised from 1,700 jobs lost to 200...
December 18, 2015 - 11:30pm
November 22, 2015
September jobless numbers
September jobless numbers County Labor force Jobless rate Unemployed Aitkin 6,692 4.2% 278 Cass 14,557 4.5% 670 Crow Wing 31,052 3.9% 1,211 Mille Lacs 12,641 4.2% 537 Morrison 17,093 3.8% 644 Todd 13,313 3.2% 423 Wadena 6,121 4.4% 268 City of Brainerd 6,322 6.6% 419 Brainerd...
November 22, 2015 - 7:25pm
September 18, 2015
Employers Add 7,300 Jobs in August
ST. PAUL - Minnesota employers added 7,300 jobs in August, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Those numbers, combined with July figures that were revised upward by 2,800 jobs, brought job gains...
September 18, 2015 - 9:10pm
September 6, 2015
Guest Opinion: Labor thoughts on Labor Day
As I travel around the Brainerd lakes area, it's hard to go very far without seeing help wanted signs by local merchants. With unemployment hovering around 10 percent in this area, my first reaction is this: Why is it, when there are so many employers looking for help that we still...
September 6, 2015 - 10:36pm
Job vacancies rise to 98,000 in second quarter
Job vacancies in Minnesota climbed to 98,000 in the second quarter of 2015, a 15.7 percent increase from the same period a year ago, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. The agency said Minnesota has 1.2 unemployed...
September 6, 2015 - 10:19pm
Labor Day: A tight job market creates challenges and opportunities
Hiring signs abound in the lakes area and if future trends prove accurate, Brainerd lakes area employers may need to be more flexible and find...
September 6, 2015 - 6:39pm
August 21, 2015
State loses 3,900 jobs in July
ST. PAUL - Minnesota employers eliminated 3,900 jobs in July, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The agency said the decline was offset somewhat by an upward revision of 2,700 jobs in...
August 21, 2015 - 6:53pm
April 5, 2015
Job Vacancies Climb to 88,900 in Fourth Quarter
Job vacancies in Minnesota rose to 88,900 in the fourth quarter of 2014, a 47 percent increase from the same period a year earlier, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The agency said Minnesota had 1.1 unemployed...
April 5, 2015 - 7:49pm