Here is an MPR Article on the actual rate of unemployment in Minnesota : “We’re talking about U-6, a measure that not only counts people employed and unemployed but also takes into account people who are working part-time but want full time as well as “discouraged workers” — people who’ve stopped looking but who would take a job if they could find one.
Tack those on to the traditional unemployed and you get an average 2010 jobless rate of 13.8 percent in Minnesota during 2010, according to data released recently by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.”
And Hutchinson Technology is cutting its workforce (again) by 30-40%—-hundreds of jobs will go next door to Wisconsin and overseas. Why? It sounds like Wisconsin, where Polaris has also moved jobs (Mexico, too), is open for business.