Sept. 2013 - Minnesota Economic Trends

The September issue of Trends takes a close look at unemployment numbers in Minnesota, breaking them down by race, gender, education and other characteristics not found in the monthly numbers released by DEED. While stark differences remain in Minnesota unemployment rates by race and ethnicity, the story found that joblessness for all groups declined last year.

Other stories in this issue look at how well DEED’s Dislocated Worker Program matches jobs with training, what’s happening with per capita personal income in the state and what the latest Job Vacancy Survey found.

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Letter From the Editor

Editor Monte Hanson takes a closer look at the numbers.

Unemployment Under a Microscope

Monthly employment numbers tell only part of the story about Minnesota’s labor force. New statistics offer a more revealing look at unemployment in the state.

Matching Jobs With Training

Data from DEED’s Dislocated Worker Program found that more than half of the people who participated in the program over a 13-year period landed jobs related to their training.

The Long Climb Back

Per capita personal income in Minnesota is rising again after plunging during the Great Recession, but there is still lost ground to recover.

Another Sign of the Labor Market Recovery

DEED’s latest Job Vacancy Survey showed job openings in the second quarter climbed to their highest level in 12 years in Minnesota.