The number of Americans filing for unemployment fell to another pandemic low last week. It’s the latest evidence that layoffs are easing as the economy continues to recover.
But not everyone is rushing back to their own jobs — some in Minnesota are entertaining other options.
While the world was shutting down during the pandemic, Minnesotans were busy filling out paperwork to open up their own businesses.
“When people get separated from their employers, whether it’s through layoffs or any other circumstances, they will often go out and strike out on their own and start their own small business. Even if it’s just them,” Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon said.