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May 2020 Minnesota Employment Review

An Introduction to the Region and the Impacts of COVID-19

After a brief reminder of how great Northwest Minnesota is, Erik gives us the hard news about the effects the coronavirus is having there. Note: NW Minnesota is still great!

Industry Snapshots

This month we give you the lowdown on Plastic and Rubber Products Manufacturing, Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing, Personal Care and Laundry Services, and Pipeline Transportation.

Fun With Statistics

The Bureau of Economic Analysis has begun to publish Gross Domestic Product at the county level, and we’re here to tell you that fooling around with it is just endless fun. Try it; you’ll love it

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 April 2020, including the Minnesota and U.S. Indices.

Consumer Price Index

Information on the U.S. Consumer Price Index for April 2020.

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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