August 2013 - Minnesota Employment Review

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Working Behind the Scenes a Good Fit for Boomer Employment

Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services is fast growing and high paying industry - one that baby boomers would be wise to consider.

Recession Hammered, Now on Recovery Road

No industry was hit harder by the Great Recession than construction, with residential construction bearing the brunt of the losses. We analyze the impact on Northeast Minnesota's Construction Industry.

Fun with Statistics

An infographic on boomer employment.

Industrial Analysis

Employment increased by 4,300 in July 2013, and the June 2013 change was revised downward from an increase of 400 to a decrease of 1000.

Regional Analysis

View total nonfarm employment around Minnesota, segregated by region.

Minnesota Economic Indicators

The Minnesota Index advanced for the 45th straight month in July after turning the corner from the Great Recession in November 2009. Minnesota’s economy as measured by the Minnesota Index has increased 10.7 percent since the recovery began. 

Consumer Price Index

The July CPI-U for all items increased 0.2 percent over the month, seasonally adjusted. The index increased 2.0 percent from July 2012, not seasonally adjusted. All subcategories increased at about the same pace as the overall.

Local Area Unemployment Statistics

The Local Area Unemployment Statistics or LAUS tool provides labor force, employment and unemployment estimates.

Current Employment Statistics

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.