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December 2013

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A New Minimum?

Which occupations will be most affected by minimum wage legislation being considered during this year’s legislative session?

Making You Feel at Home

Did you know that Minnesota is a hotbed of furniture manufacturing? Central Minnesota has the largest segment of employment in this industry in the state.

Measuring Minnesota

Minnesota ranks very nicely compared to other Upper Midwest States in Educational Attainment.

Industrial Analysis

An analysis of what industries saw employment growth both from November 2012 - December 2013 and from November to December 2013

Regional Analysis

A regional breakdown of job growth for November 2013

Minnesota Economic Indicators

A comprehensive look at economic indicators for November 2013, including the Minnesota and U.S. Indices.

Consumer Price Index

Information on the U.S. Consumer Price Index for November 2013.

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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