The June issue of Trends magazine takes an in-depth look at the Minnesota economy five years after the end of the Great Recession. There are many reasons to feel positive about the state's economy, including job growth, a declining unemployment rate and fewer claims for unemployment insurance benefits. But we're not all the way back yet. Six of the state's 11 major industrial sectors still haven't recovered all the jobs that were lost in the recession, and some groups have been left behind in the recovery.
Other stories in this issue look at the manufacturing sector in central and southwestern Minnesota, the construction industry in the Twin Cities and southeastern Minnesota, the health care and social assistance sector in northern Minnesota, and employment in the state's 87 counties.
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