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April 2018 - Minnesota Employment Review

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Manufacturing Industry in Minnesota

Because it pays well, Manufacturing is a core segment of the economy. This article shows where it is now and forecasts where it’s going.

The Gender Pay Gap in Northwestern Minnesota

We’re a good state for women to live and work in, maybe the best. Here’s a look at the economic situation for women in Northwest Minnesota.

County Snapshots

Here’s a quick look at the economic picture in Morrison, Mower, Murray, and Nicollet counties.

NAICS Primer

Accommodation and Food Services is a fairly straightforward industry, but there could be a surprise or two in the article.

Industrial Analysis

An analysis of the current month’s employment picture broken out by industry.

Regional Analysis

An analysis of the current month’s employment picture broken out by Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Minnesota Economic Indicators

A comprehensive look at economic indicators for March 2018, including the Minnesota and U.S. Indices.

Consumer Price Index

Information on the U. S. Consumer Price Index for March 2018.

The Last Word

Here’s a succinct set of definitions for the variations of foreign-born Minnesotans.

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 offer a snapshot of the health of the economy.
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