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The governor shared the roadmap days after the state recorded the lowest unemployment rate of any state ever and months before he was expected to appear on the ballot for reelection. The broad-based proposal would boost spending to child care, health care, transportation infrastructure and other programs.
Experts say few labor trafficking cases have been prosecuted, making the scope of the problem hard to measure.
Katie Colman's story is a high-profile reminder to employers and job candidates that a prospective employee’s medical history is their own business — unless they opt to share it. The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits asking prospective employees anything about their medical history — or using health issues as a basis for not hiring them, said Joyce Walker-Jones, senior attorney and adviser at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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April’s unemployment rate was down from 2.5% in March, marking the seventh month the figure has decreased, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development reported Thursday, May 19.
For individuals forgoing vaccination, the risks can include layoffs and ineligibility to collect unemployment, higher insurance premiums, or loss of academic scholarships. For employers, vaccine hesitancy can contribute to short-staffed workplaces.
Such a low unemployment rate is 'a red flare' that the economy is overheating, with fast price and wage increases that are unavoidable and the U.S. central bank pushed to be more aggressive.
Job openings are near historically high levels as companies seek to rebuild staff or pivot in response to changes in consumer demand, and there aren't enough workers to fill all the positions.

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