Current Economic Highlights

Our monthly data give you the freshest available snapshot of how Minnesota's economy is performing on a number of important job and employment-related fronts.

You can find out about our unemployment rate and how it compares with the rest of the country, examine how key industry sectors are faring, and review the latest statistics on unemployment insurance claims.

State and National Employment and Unemployment

Get the most recent unemployment rate for Minnesota and the U.S., the over-the-year change in employment, and the monthly employment change by sector.

Alternative Measures of Unemployment

The official unemployment rate tells a lot about untapped potential in the labor force. But we can learn even more by looking at race, age, gender, and alternative measures of unemployment.

County Unemployment Rates

Current unemployment rates for each of Minnesota's 87 counties, plus month-by-month data going back several years.

Graduate Employment Outcomes

Track wages and employment of recent Minnesota graduates by degree level, institution type, and major.

Unemployment Insurance Claims

Total unemployment insurance claims, plus breakdowns by industry, occupation, demographic and economic regions.

Job Vacancies

Full- and part-time job vacancies by occupation, industry, firm size and geographic region.

Minnesota Index

A composite index of several state economic indicators compared to the nation as a whole.

Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

Quarterly employment and wage data for the state or broken down by region and industry sector.