May 17, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
WASHINGTON Solid hiring helped lower unemployment rates in 40 U.S. states last month, the most since November. The declines show the job market is improving throughout most of the country. Continue Reading
February 27, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
FARGO Incarceration rates for juveniles dropped significantly in North Dakota between 1997 and 2010, and even more drastically in Minnesota, a Kids Count report released Wednesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows. Continue Reading
November 28, 2012 in The Dickinson Press
FARGO North Dakota’s abortion numbers have held fairly steady, even as the nation’s abortion rate fell 5 percent in 2009 the largest single-year decrease in a decade state and national reports show. Continue Reading
June 1, 2012 in West Central Tribune
GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) President Barack Obama said Friday the latest employment report shows that the economy is not creating jobs “as fast as we want,” but he pledged that the economy will improve. Continue Reading
April 6, 2012 in West Central Tribune
WASHINGTON (AP) The job market slowed in March as companies hit the brakes on hiring amid uncertainty about the economy’s growth prospects. The unemployment rate dipped, but mostly because more Americans stopped looking for work.
February 3, 2012 in West Central Tribune
WASHINGTON (AP) In the most impressive surge for the job market since the middle of last decade, the United States added 243,000 jobs in January, far more than economists expected. The unemployment rate dropped to 8.3 percent, the lowest in three years. Continue Reading
December 2, 2011 in West Central Tribune
Small businesses and startups that were skittish about the economy this summer started hiring in bigger numbers this fall, helping drive the unemployment rate down to 8.6 percent in November, the lowest in two and a half years.
September 15, 2011 in West Central Tribune
ST. PAUL, Minn. Minnesota’s unemployment rate didn’t budge last month, even as employers added more than 28,000 jobs mainly due to state employees being back on the job after a government shutdown. Continue Reading