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October 2015-Minnesota Employment Review

Download this issue in PDF or use the links below to select an article.

Making Sense of Labor Market Returns to Higher Education for Older Graduates

Our most detailed article yet on the importance of finishing your education in time to get a tidy payoff for it. It looks at wages before and after the additional schooling to evaluate what works best.

Workforce Synchronization in North Central MN

In North Central Minnesota employers and job seekers have the ability and the tools to connect. This Spotlight highlights some of them.

Fun with Statistics

Some counties are coming back from the Great Recession with more vigor than others. Select an area of the maps to see how your county - or any county - is doing.

Industrial Analysis

An analysis of what industries saw employment growth both from September 2014 to September 2015

Regional Analysis

A regional breakdown of job growth for September 2015

Minnesota Economic Indicators

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

Consumer Price Index

Information on the U. S. Consumer Price Index for September 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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