MinnEcon map | Wanted: Full-time work

A recovery may be coming, but many Minnesotans still haven’t felt it.

Minnesota Public Radio News checked in recently with folks in our Public Insight Network who’d told us in the past they were searching for work. Click on the map icons below to read stories of folks still hoping to find a stable full-time job.

Click on the little box in the upper right hand corner of the map to see it in full screen.

At 8 percent unemployment, Minnesota’s doing better than most states. The latest Minnesota unemployment numbers come out Thursday. It’s possible the rate might inch up — a good sign, potentially, that discouraged workers are at least trying again.

But that’s not much comfort for people who can’t find full-time work. It can be hard to keep your head up.

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