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5/5/2020 9:00:00 AM
There have been just over 28,150 Unemployment Insurance (UI) applications filed by workers in Southwest Minnesota from March 16 through April 28. That was nearly double the number of UI claims filed over the entire year in 2019, when 15,489 UI claims were tallied. And it is almost as many as the total number for 2009, at the peak of the Great Recession, when there were 32,464 UI claims filed by workers in the Southwest Minnesota region.
Continue reading Comparisons to Great Recession: Women Affected More than Men by COVID-19 Employment Impacts in Southwest Minnesota.