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State gains 14,100 jobs in October


Sat, Nov 27th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL - Minnesota employers added 14,100 jobs in October, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

Over the past 12 months, Minnesota has gained 42,100 jobs at a growth rate of 1.6 percent. This figure includes a revision to September's job count, when 4,200 jobs were lost instead of the 9,900 that were initially reported.

The state unemployment rate climbed 0.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted 7.1 percent. The Minnesota unemployment rate remained well below the U.S. rate, which held steady at 9.6 percent in October.

"Minnesota employers have added jobs at triple the pace of the U.S. rate in the past year, and lead the national rate of growth in eight of 11 industry sectors," said DEED Commissioner Dan McElroy. "I am encouraged by these signs indicating that Minnesota is recovering from the economic downturn."

Commissioner McElroy also noted that employment in the temporary help sector, a leading indicator, continues to grow and has returned to pre-recession levels.

Professional and business services led all sectors in October, adding 6,500 jobs. Other gains occurred in transportation and utilities (up 3,900), other services (up 2,900), leisure and hospitality (up 2,300), education and health services (up 2,000), government (up 500), financial activities (up 300), mining and logging (up 200), and information (up 100).

The construction and manufacturing sectors each lost 2,300 jobs in October.

Over the past year, job gains have occurred in education and health services (up 14,400), leisure and hospitality (up 13,000), professional and business services (up 10,000), manufacturing (up 8,800), trade, transportation and utilities (up 7,800), information (up 2,100), and logging and mining (up 500).

Job losses have occurred in the past 12 months in construction (down 6,500), government (down 4,700), other services (down 2,300) and financial activities (down 800).

In the state Metropolitan Statistical Areas, job gains occurred in the past year in the Rochester MSA (up 1.7 percent), the Duluth-Superior MSA (up 1.4 percent), the Mankato MSA (up 1.5 percent) and the Minneapolis-St. Paul MSA (up 1.3 percent). The St. Cloud MSA showed no change over the past year.

The Twin Cities gained 9,600 jobs in October, the metro area's strongest month in 5½ years. These gains helped the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan St .....
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Ban the Bug campaign urges Minnesotans to get their influenza vaccinations

Wed, Nov 24th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota



It's not too late to get a flu shot and there is plenty of flu vaccine available, say state health officials. In an effort to promote flu vaccination, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), the Minnesota Coalition for Adult Immunization (M ..... 
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13,302 MOTORISTS TICKETED FOR NOT BUCKLING UP IN OCTOBER

Tue, Nov 9th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota





ST. PAUL - An enhanced statewide seat belt enforcement campaign that ran October 8-28, resulted in 13,302 seat belt tickets. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safetycoordinated the effort among 400 law ..... 
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State health officials confirm flu death in elderly woman

Mon, Oct 18th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota



State health officials are bracing for what they say could be a difficult year for the elderly in coping with influenza.

A woman in her 80s from southeastern Minnesota died last week from complications due to influenza. The Minnesota ..... 
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More Minnesota employers and unions will receive help providing health coverage to early retirees and their families

Mon, Oct 4th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

Nearly 1,000 additional employers and unions have been approved to participate in the Affordable Care Act's Early Retiree Reinsurance Program, bringing total participants to 3,000 to date; applications still being accepted

The U.S. Department ..... 
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Mapping and Planning Efforts Expanded for the Full Five Year Program

Tue, Sep 28th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota





St. Paul, MN - The Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has awarded Connect Minnesota approximately $2.7 million, under the State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program (SBD ..... 
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Minnesota Gains 600 Jobs in August

Thu, Sep 16th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota



For Immediate Release Contact: Kirsten Morell, 651-259-7161

September 16, 2010 Kirsten.Morell@state.mn.us

Minnesota Gains 600 Jobs

in August

~Unemployment rate at 7 percent~

ST. PAUL - Minnesota employer ..... 
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MINNESOTA FARMERS OFFER FREE GROCERIES FOR A YEAR!

Wed, Sep 15th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN. (Sept. 15, 2010) - Thousands of Minnesota consumers have learned that a chance to win free groceries for a year is just a mouse click away. In fact, since the Minnesota "Farmers Feed US" promotion at www.FarmersFeedUS.org launched on ..... 
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BACK TO SCHOOL MEANS BUS SAFETY 101 FOR ALL

Wed, Sep 8th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota





ST. PAUL - The Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety is urging motorists to "see yellow" and be ready to respond to school buses and student pedestrians as school resumes in Minnesota. Officials stress motorists ..... 
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