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375.552 DEFINITIONS.

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.