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Minnesota Compass

By tracking and analyzing trends in areas that affect our quality of life, Compass gives everyone in our state – policymakers, business and community leaders, and concerned individuals who live and work here – a common foundation to act on issues to improve our communities. More >

Featured trend

insurance rates
health trend

Fewer people lack health insurance

Minnesota and the U.S. as a whole saw a substantial drop in the number and proportion of residents without health insurance between 2013 and 2014. In Minnesota, 314,000 (6.7%) residents under age 65 lacked health insurance in 2014, down from 436,000 (9.3%) in 2013. Nationally, the rate dropped over 3 percentage points.

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New data

Updated in October from the American Community Survey data release:

As of 2014, nearly all age groups in Minnesota are back to 2008 levels of employment. The share of people working is still slightly below 2008 levels for adults age 25-44 and 45-54.

Minneapolis-Saint Paul holds first place for share of adults working, a ranking the region has held since at least 2008. (Past data indicate the ranking is not consistent across groups.)

Eleven percent of workers in Minnesota are employed in the private non-profit sector.

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