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An honest look at what we’re doing well and what we could improve.
Southeast Minnesota has some occupations that are very important to their economic health. This article shows you how to use Location Quotients to evaluate them.
Hover your mouse over any county and see how its manufacturing employment looks for the county and compared to the rest of the state.
An analysis of what industries saw employment growth both from January 2013 to January 2014
A regional breakdown of job growth for January 2014
A comprehensive look at economic indicators for January 2014, including the Minnesota and U.S. Indices.
Information on the U. S. Consumer Price Index for January 2014.
The Local Area Unemployment Statistics or LAUS tool provides labor force, employment, and unemployment estimates.
The Current Employment Statistics (CES) Program, a monthly survey of 5,900 nonfarm employers, provides monthly data on employment by industry. The data offers a snapshot of the health of the economy.