More and more Minnesotans are seeking unemployment insurance as a result of COVID-19. Around 540,000 Minnesotans have applied for unemployment since mid-March. Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Steve Grove says his office is doing everything it can to keep up, including…

“Extending our hours, we’re hiring more people to extend our shift lengths we’re opened up on Sunday now for the first time in a very long time, so we’re expanding as much as we possibly can, we possibly can for Minnesotans.”

Because call times have been longer than usual, Grove urges anyone with questions to visit uimn.org.