April 2013 - Minnesota Employment Review

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Teen Summer Employment 2013

In the wake of our recent recession young Minnesotans looking for a summer job face a significant challenge.

Regional Spotlight - Southwest Minnesota

"I'm from the government and I'm here to help." From Education to Health Care to Public Safety, the government provides a wide range of services - and jobs - to residents in Southwest Minnesota.

Fun with Statistics

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget has redefined Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) boundaries following the release of new Census data. Two MSA counties were added in Minnesota.

Industrial Analysis

The trend of strong employment growth experienced a hiccup in March as the state lost an estimated 5,200 jobs.

Regional Analysis

A look at employment breakdowns for various regions around the state of Minnesota.

Minnesota Economic Indicators

The Minnesota Index, after shifting into high gear in December and January, has downshifted during the first months of 2013.

U.S. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)

On a seasonally adjusted basis the March CPI-U for all items decreased 0.2 percent over the month of March 2013.  The index increased 1.5 percent from March 2012, not seasonally adjusted.

Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS)

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

Current Monthly Employment (CES)

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.