Reemployment After COVID-19 Layoffs in Minnesota

19 May 2021


St. Paul – A new study released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) presents early findings about Minnesota workers who were laid off during March through June of 2020 and the most up-to-date information we have about their employment status. The study by DEED Labor Market Information (LMI) Office analyst Alessia Leibert will be featured in the June issue of Minnesota Economic Trends, a quarterly publication of DEED’s LMI office.

Specifically, the study considers:

  • How many and which workers were brought back to jobs at their old employer;
  • Those who continued to work second jobs;
  • Those who found new jobs; and
  • Those who continued to collect Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits during the initial pandemic employment rebound in the summer of 2020.

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