Minnesota unemployment claims have dropped faster in August than in any period since the pandemic began

Thursday, August 27, 2020

The number of Minnesotans on unemployment has dropped faster in recent weeks than it has in any period since the pandemic began.

In the last week of July and first week of August, continued claims — which represent the number of people currently claiming unemployment benefits in Minnesota — dropped by 12 percent. New unemployment applications have also been on the decline in recent weeks.

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