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RELEASE: Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Legislation Signed into Law

Friday, May 6, 2022

St. Paul, MN – Following last Thursday’s House vote, Governor Walz has signed into law the Unemployment Trust Legislation that fully repays the fund and ends the state’s payment of $50,000 to the federal government.

“This is much-needed legislation that will ease the burden of our job creators and restore trust in the legislature,” Representative Brian Johnson, R-Cambridge, said.

The legislation provides $2.7 billion to fully repay the unemployment trust fund that had been depleted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, the bill provides $500 million in frontline worker pay and $190 million to the Minnesota Management and Budget agency for COVID-19-related expenses.

Job creators who have questions regarding the unemployment trust fund can find answers here.