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    Subdivision 1. Application. For the purposes of sections 375.551 to 375.555, the following
terms have the meanings given them.
    Subd. 2. Employment program. "Employment program" means a program offering
job training programs or jobs through public works projects to economically disadvantaged,
unemployed residents of a county.
    Subd. 3. Economically disadvantaged, unemployed resident. "Economically
disadvantaged, unemployed resident" means a person (a) who is not eligible for or who refuses
to accept financial assistance pursuant to chapter 256, 256B, 256D, or 268; (b) whose income
or household income is at or below 25 percent of the statewide median household income as
determined by the 1980 federal census; (c) who is a bona fide resident of the county; and (d)
who is unemployed.
    Subd. 4. Wage. "Wage" means the basic minimum wage pursuant to section 177.24.
    Subd. 5. Chronic high unemployment. "Chronic high unemployment" means an
unemployment rate, as defined by the Department of Employment and Economic Development, in
a county or portion of a county that exceeds the national unemployment rate for four consecutive
months in the 12-month period immediately preceding September 1.
History: 1983 c 307 s 2; 1984 c 629 s 2; 1Sp1985 c 14 art 9 s 75; 1994 c 483 s 1; 2004
c 206 s 52

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