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May 2013 - Minnesota Employment Review

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2012 Marked Modest Job Growth in MN

Minnesota experienced moderate job growth in 2012 compared to 2011 with newly benchmarked data showing an annual increase of 1.4 percent and numeric growth of 38,868 jobs for the year.

Trucking for Jobs in NW Minnesota

With 481 firms supplying 2,197 jobs, Truck Transportation is a major and necessary part of the economy in Northwest Minnesota.

Industrial Analysis

Minnesota employment estimates showed a one-month decline of 11,400 in April, the second consecutive monthly employment loss and the fourth in the last 12 months.

Regional Analysis

View total nonfarm employment around Minnesota, segregated by region.

Minnesota Economic Indicators

The Minnesota Index was unchanged in April as declining payroll employment last month offset another drop in the unemployment rate and a slight uptick in average manufacturing hours.

Consumer Price Index

On a seasonally adjusted basis the April CPI-U for all items decreased 0.4 percent over the month.

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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