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December 2015

This issue of Minnesota Economic Trends focuses on racial and economic disparities in Minnesota. While the state economy has made a strong comeback from the recession – and by many measures now ranks among the best in the country – not all racial and ethnic groups in Minnesota have shared in the recovery.

Articles by DEED analysts in this issue document the disparities, while guest columnists offer their ideas for how we can break down the educational and employment barriers that are preventing some groups from moving ahead.

Closing the racial gap is not only the right thing to do, it is the necessary thing to do if we’re to provide our economy and businesses with the workforce necessary for success.

Download the full pdf file or select the links below to view individual stories.

LRT and Employment Growth

Are you wondering what effect the Green Line has had on Saint Paul's economy? So have we. Here's what we found.

In the Midst of Change

The ACS has just published discrete data for two time periods. See how they work in the Met Area and apply them to the region of your choice.

Fun with Statistics

You can count on us to be very much interested in government employment. Here's the scoop.

Industrial Analysis

An analysis of what industries saw employment growth from November 2014 to November 2015.

Regional Analysis

A regional breakdown of job growth for November 2015

Minnesota Economic Indicators

A comprehensive look at economic indicators for November 2015, including the Minnesota and U.S. Indices.

Consumer Price Index

Information on the U.S. Consumer Price Index for November 2015.

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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