How will Minn. pay for the coming onslaught of unemployment claims?by Tom Crann, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — With Celestica's plant closure we just heard about, 280 jobs cut from Ainsworth's lumber mills, about 1,000 jobs eliminated from Target's headquarters and an unknown number of layoffs looming at Best Buy, the job market does not look great in Minnesota.
With all of those Minnesotans losing their jobs, it poses one serious question: Does the state have enough money to pay all the unemployment claims it's about to receive?
To find out Tom Crann talked to Dan McElroy, the commissioner for the state's Department of Employment and Economic Development.
- All Things Considered, 01/28/2009, 5:19 p.m.