House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher refused to say Tuesday if Democrats will call for higher income taxes to solve a state budget deficit. With her is Assistant Majority Leader Tarryl Clark. Tribune photo by Don Davis
Unemployment in Minnesota keeps in line with numbers across nation
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's economy appears to be mirroring the national one, with employment expected to near 10 percent.
"We think it is going to be a slow recovery," Minnesota State Economist Tom Stinson said Tuesday, with the state not fully recovered until 2012.
Stinson said the recession will cost 120,000 Minnesota jobs through next year.
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