ST. PAUL (AP) -- Fewer Minnesotans filed claims for unemployment benefits in June than in the same month a year earlier, marking the second straight year-over-year drop after more than two years of increases.
The state said Friday that 22,458 initial claims were filed in June, an 8.4 percent decline from a year ago.
The pace of manufacturing layoffs again improved, with a 40.6 percent year-over-year decline to 5,136 claims last month.
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