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Monthly Unemployment Figures

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Minnesota’s unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent for the eighth consecutive month in March on a seasonally adjusted basis.

For the third consecutive month, the labor force participation rate increased by three-tenths of a percentage point to 70.5 percent, and the labor force rose to 3,020,000.

The employment-to-population ratio, the share of the working age population with jobs, rose again to 67.9 percent. Household employment, the number of Minnesotans working as measured by the household survey, topped 2.9 million for the first time ever.

The national unemployment rate held steady at 5.5 percent in March.

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Our quarterly Trends magazine provides expert analysis on the state's labor market, industries and economy.

The current issue's cover story, Wages During and After the Recession, examines how wages for Minnesotans who left their jobs and found new jobs during the recession compare with the wages of people who left jobs and found new work after the recession.

Check out the March issue of Trends.

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The freshest available snapshot of Minnesota's economic performance on several job and employment fronts.

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Export and Trade Statistics

Quarterly and annual reports and analysis of the state's top export markets and industries. Includes current and past years.

Economic Trends

This quarterly magazine provides expert analysis of the state's labor market, industries and economy.

Employment Review

This monthly publication examines labor market conditions and key economic indicators statewide.

Research and Analysis

Analysis of key industries and sectors, current and emerging business issues, and workforce and economic trends.

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Unemployment statistics, occupations in demand, workforce insights and more for key regions throughout Minnesota.