Minnesota’s unemployment rate too low for proposed benefits extension

A government proposal is on the table to provide people in states with an unemployment rate of 8.5 percent or higher an additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits. Minnesota’s unemployment rate falls just below that cut-off, meaning thousands will be left with no additional support.

Reporter Jessica Miles reports that Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar are pushing for legislation to include all states in the proposal even if they are under the proposed cut-off rate.

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