"Employment program" means a program offering job training programs or jobs through public works projects to economically disadvantaged, unemployed residents of a county.
"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.
"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.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes