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Rock County has Minnesota's lowest unemployment. What's its secret?

Employers in Rock County and its county seat Luverne have gotten very creative about putting people to work.

Minnesota lost 3,100 jobs in August while jobless rate remains near historic low

The state's unemployment rate rose to 1.9%, moving upward from its record low.

Minnesota's Black jobless rate climbs while overall figure hits record low

The development contrasts with gains seen last year and during a prosperous period from 2016 to 2019.

U.S. Bank is raising its minimum wage to $20 an hour

It had raised the wage from to $18 an hour from $15 earlier this year.

Minnesota adds 19,100 jobs; jobless rate still at historic low

The big uptick in jobs in July came after a slow June, when the state added just 1,000 jobs, a figure which was revised upward.

Kashkari staked out the most aggressive stance on lifting interest rates

At an event in Colorado, the Minneapolis Fed chief reveals his rate projections. Fed data shows he is more hawkish than others on the central bank's rate-setting committee.

On a day when recession is debated across U.S., Minnesota's economy also sends mixed signals

Minnesota's second-quarter growth won't be known until September. Business execs and analysts see a state "in a period of flux."

Minnesota's jobless rate is officially the lowest any state has ever had

State jobs agency promotes hiring people with disabilities as jobless rate dips to the lowest since data started being kept in 1976.

Minnesota adds just 100 jobs in June as jobless rate hits low of 1.8%

But the news is uneven. Black unemployment was up in Minnesota, and the tight labor market is impeding growth for some companies, state officials said.

Minnesota recovery uneven: 'It's not that we're not creating jobs'

More than two years since the onset of the pandemic, a handful of industries in Minnesota have seen a full recovery of jobs. Most, though, still have a ways to go.