The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved for Minnesotans to receive $300 in weekly unemployment benefits this fall. FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor issued the grant through the Lost Wages Supplemental Payment Assistance program.
The approval comes one day after Governor Tim Walz announced his decision to apply for additional unemployment payments. Walz explained this was a necessary decision based on the continued COVID-19 mandates. Read More
New unemployment claims last week in Minnesota dropped by 2,978 from the prior week. For the week ending Aug. 8, 9,337 new unemployment claims were registered, compared to 12,315 new claims the week ending Aug. 1.
More Minnesota workers are dropping off the unemployment rolls overall as well. Ongoing unemployment claims for the week ending Aug. 8 stood at 264,267, which is a drop of 23,948 claims from the prior week’s 288,215 claims. Read More
New unemployment claims in Minnesota reported for the week ending August 1 continue to dip slightly under the previous week’s numbers.
According to data compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor, Minnesota registered 12,659 new unemployment claims for the week ending August 1, a drop of 2,652 new claims for the week ending July 25, during which the state added 15,311 new claims. Read More
Although new claims dropped slightly from the previous week, Minnesota’s unemployment remains above 323,000.
New claims fell by 1,789 during the last full week of July, from the previous week’s 17,706 to 15,917. The total number of new claims dropped 5,607 in the time period between July 11 and July 18. Read More
Minnesota initial unemployment claims fell slightly by 3,305 claims for the week ending July 18.
That’s not enough to wipe out entirely the 1,623 week-over-week increase in new claims for the week ending July 11. Read More
Minnesota unemployment rose by 3,006 new claims last week, bringing the state’s total number of unemployment claims to 345,575.
The week-over-week unemployment tally in Minnesota rose from 19,362 new claims in the week ending July 4 to 22,368 new claims in the week ending July 11, according to U.S. Department of Labor data. Read More
New unemployment claims increased slightly in Minnesota last week, as well as overall total unemployment, running opposite from the falling national trend reported by the U.S. Department of Labor.
The week-over-week numbers reported for Minnesota the week ending July 4 show 19,886 new initial claims, an increase of 513 initial unemployment claims from the previous week’s 19,373 new claims. Read More
Minnesota added 20,157 new unemployment claims in the week ending June 27, according to U.S. Department of Labor data.
That’s a decrease of 350 the previous week’s 20,487 new claims and brings the total number of unemployment claims in the state to 356,775, up 5,003 from the previous week’s 351,722 total number. Read More
Minnesota residents filed 25,549 new unemployment claims during the week ending June 13, down 2,762 new claims from the prior week.
The total number of unemployed Minnesota residents is 416,729. Read More