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September 2020 - Minnesota Employment Review

COVID-19 Pandemic and Continued Claims by Socio-Economic Factors: New Data from the BLS PROMIS Database

With the unprecedented impact of the pandemic on the labor market, much research has already gone into understanding and explaining the sharp movements in the labor market.

The Pandemic Plays Out in South Central and Southwest Minnesota

Though less impacted than other parts of the state, businesses in the Southwest region have found themselves having to lay off or even terminate employees due to the coronavirus pandemic. This forced myriad out-of-work people to apply for Unemployment Insurance (UI), with many continuing to request benefits.

Fun With Statistics

Minnesota’s job rebound from the pandemic is gradually taking hold as evidenced by the year-over-year change in jobs tailing off from -14.3% in April to -8.5% in July.

Industry Snapshots

Explore trends in the Specialty Trade Contractors; Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores; Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry; and Support Activities for Transportation subsectors in Minnesota.

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

Consumer Price Index

The monthly update for the US Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers.

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