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Objects in Mirror: October 6, 2009 Archive

The Minnesota job market

Posted at 2:10 PM on October 6, 2009 by Julia Schrenkler

Today's NewsQ Commentary comes from University of Minnesota economist Ann Markusen. She states that Minnesota should focus on protecting jobs, both in preventing layoffs and creating new ones. Meanwhile, MPR's Paul Tosto opens a discussion about the immediate needs of young job seekers on MinnEcon,

Keeping smart, young workers like [recent college grad Allison] Troyer in-state is crucial to Minnesota's long-term health. The recession is exposing a long-term weakness -- an aging state labor force that won't grow enough to meet the economy's needs.

How would you resolve the challenges facing Minnesota's job market? Is legislative action the answer, or an alternative investment?

* Comment on the commentary: Minnesota should focus on protecting jobs
* Join the discussion: Leaving Minnesota? A deeper look


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