AS OF JUNE 2, AVERAGE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN THE 13 COUNTIES IS NOW 20.3%

Line 3 would immediately create more than 4,000 jobs and invest more than $2 Billion of private-sector dollars into Minnesota at a time when we have never needed it more. 

The process to permit the project continues to be delayed as the number of people applying for unemployment insurance in Northern Minnesota continues go up.  The latest unemployment rates for counties along the line 3 route show how COVID-19 has impacted local economies and why we need to find a way bring jobs back to Minnesota.

County                        Rate

Kittson                         8.9%

Marshall                      12.5%

Pennington                 18.0%

Polk                             16.4%

Red Lake                      15.8%

Clearwater                  23.2%

Hubbard                      22.5%

Cass                             28.1%

Crow Wing                  25.5%

Aitkin                           22.6%

Carlton                        23.8%

St. Louis                       25.3%

Wadena                      21.6%

 

Percentage of people filing for unemployment insurance as a share of the 2019 available labor force

Data provided by Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

https://mn.gov/deed/data/data-tools/unemployment-insurance-statistics/

 

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