MinnPost staff Slight unemployment rate bump. MPR reports: “Minnesota's unemployment rate nudged up to a seasonally adjusted 3.8 percent in August as employers cut jobs, although it remains significantly better than the nation's 4.4 percent rate. … The uptick from 3.7 percent in July came as the state lost 6,600 jobs in August; the number of jobs gained in July was revised and cut by 5,100 positions, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development said Thursday.”Not bad for a part time gig. The Star Tribune’s Karen Zamora reports: “A former Metro Transit police officer who was caught on video asking a light rail passenger about his immigration status received a $50,000 settlement. … Officer Andy Lamers, who was...
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Minnesota unemployment rate increases slightly