Jobs up, deficit down -- worries remain

  • Article by: Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 3, 2010 - 10:00 AM

Jobs: January was the state's best month in almost five years as employers filled 15,600 jobs.

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citywoman1Mar. 2, 10 8:40 AM

This is great news, and a good way to start of the new year, employment-wise.

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galaxy2010Mar. 2, 10 8:50 AM

Altho I really want good news too, I'd like to see the facts: StarTribune: How many were temp jobs? How many were census jobs (also temp)? How many jobs included benefits? How many jobs were living wage or above?

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sivacromMar. 2, 10 8:51 AM

For a couple reasons, I don't believe this: 1) We still pay taxes. This means that the free market will fail. If we have a successful economy with taxes while government spends, then conservatives lied to me and conservatives never lie, they always speak the truth. 2) Minnesota has a lower unemployment rate than the rest of the country according to these figures. Conservatives have been telling me that our tax burden prevents us from having companies because they leave the state for lower taxes elsewhere. These figures would imply that companies stay and hire here. If that's true then conservatives are wrong and, as I said before, conservatives are always correct. In lieu of this narrative, I reject all "facts" that suggest otherwise. Tea party 4 evah!

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thecap0Mar. 2, 10 8:53 AM

Sometimes the stars are in alignment. The recovery will come just in time to be of great help to the Democrats in the November election. That, plus the civil war going on for the heart of the Republican Party, will ensure a Democratic sweep.

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eman6678Mar. 2, 10 8:54 AM

Who gets credit?

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birdpeepMar. 2, 10 8:55 AM

By holding the line against the lame brained left of the legislature, you are at least giving us a chance for a recovery here in Minnesota. good Job, and veto ANY and ALL tax increases. We must grow jobs, not taxes!

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mozart56Mar. 2, 10 8:59 AM

the electrical grid so that we can transport energy from Western MN efficiently. This project is a direct result of monies allocated from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. These are NEW jobs that wouldn't exist were it not for that investment. And it will give us clean energy in perpetuity.

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notmetooMar. 2, 10 9:00 AM

I am seeing more jobs lately; most of them are low paying retail jobs though. Still a good sign, but not the job I am looking for.

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acctsah1Mar. 2, 10 9:02 AM

Does the governor get credit for this since the US unemployment rate has not come down?

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phellierMar. 2, 10 9:02 AM

I'm counting the minutes until Pawlenty gets on the phone from wherever in the country he is campaigning today and takes credit for this good news (which of course would be horribly misplaced of him but makes good campaign fodder.)

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