Expiring unemployment program would hit 65,000 Minnesotans

REUTERS/Mike Segar
Job seekers standing in line to meet with prospective employers at a career fair last year.

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  1. Submitted by Tom Anderson on 12/11/2013 - 09:21 pm.

    65,000?

    If none of them find a job in all of 2014.

    MN unemployment rate “reasonably low at 4.8%”
    And the usual standard of 4% being considered full employment has been changed?

  2. Submitted by jody rooney on 12/12/2013 - 08:44 am.

    The employment rate may be artificially low

    It only counts people who are receiving benefits. That leaves first time job seekers and discouraged workers whose benefits have run out or they have dropped out of the labor force. There may be a lot more people looking for work that aren’t counted.

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