ST. CLOUD (WJON News) - With Minnesota unemployment at historically low levels, many businesses are asking where are the remaining workers?

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The Quarterly Business Report from the St. Cloud State School of Public Affairs may have a few answers.

Dean King Banaian says the unemployed worker may be much older than many think.

Photo: SCSU
Photo: SCSU

Employment Takeaways From the Quarterly Business Report:

  • The report estimates between 10,000 and 11,000 employees are available in the St. Cloud area.
  • There are an estimated 1,000 to 2,000 people able to work but decided not to.
  • A majority of business owners expect business conditions to decline over the next six months.

The Quarterly Business Report for the St. Cloud area is published four times a year through the St. Cloud State University School of Public Affairs. For the complete report, click here.

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