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What is going on in Minnesota’s labor market?

"MN jobless rate ticks up to 3.1 percent; jobs down from a year ago"; "Snow, cold wiped out nearly 9,000 Minnesota jobs last month, may signal a bigger turn"; "Aging population leaves jobs unfulfilled." These were some of the headlines last week following the release of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. What was behind them?...

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“If an employer can’t pay a ‘living wage’ they shouldn’t be in business” – As Forepaugh’s Restaurant in St. Paul closes, activists get their way

When $15 minimum wage activists acknowledge that it will cause job losses, they often resort to arguing that "If an employer can't pay a 'living wage' they shouldn't be in business". The closure of Forepaugh's Restaurant is where that attitude leads. ...

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