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September 2017 - Minnesota Employment Review

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Job Vacancies are Way Up in 2017

Our most recent Job Vacancy Survey shows just what we expected – vacancies are way up and a little ahead of the number of unemployed people.

Skilled Manpower in the Making

Using our Graduate Employment Outcomes tool, we looked at the students who graduated from higher education institutions in Southwest Minnesota and how well they did with their new degrees.

County Snapshots

This issue we focus on Douglas, Faribault, Fillmore, and Freeborn Counties. We hope you’ll learn something interesting about each of them.

Fun With Statistics

We’re really pleased with our new Quarterly Employment Demographics tool and have set up a sample selection for you to play with.

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 August 2017, including the Minnesota and U.S. Indices.

Consumer Price Index

Information on the U.S. Consumer Price Index for August 2017.

The Last Word

Here’s more about the QED tool.

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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