About a third of all nonprofit workers in Minnesota have filed for unemployment during COVID-19

About a third of all nonprofit workers in Minnesota have filed for unemployment during COVID-19

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Minnesota’s 390,000 nonprofit workers make up 14% of the state’s workforce. But the 63,000 nonprofit workers who had their hours or jobs cut in April represented 19% of the state’s initial unemployment claims.

Another 24,000 nonprofit workers lost their jobs or had their hours cut in May, representing nearly 18% of state claims. By June, nonprofit workers accounted for nearly 14% of Minnesotans who filed for unemployment.

“It’s the biggest reduction of force since the beginning of nonprofits,” said Jon Pratt, executive director of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. “So many nonprofits do their work in person or at large events. ... For many organizations, what they do is impossible” with COVID restrictions.

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Minneapolis Star Tribune
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