WJON — For the first time in a long time Minnesota has passed Wisconsin in the total number of people working.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says our state passed our neighbor to the east by about 3,100 total jobs. That’s despite the fact that the Badger state still has a higher population.

St. Cloud State Economics Professor King Banaian says it is because we have more people willing to work.

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