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Rural Pulse 2013
Blandin Foundation, May 2013, 6 pp.
Research study designed to give a snapshot of the concerns, perceptions and priorities of rural Minnesota residents. For the first time, the survey included the perspectives of urban residents as well as specific racial and cultural perspectives. Additional reports are available at http://www.ruralpulse.org/ more info >
Less Than Equal: Racial Disparities in Wealth Accumulation
Urban Institute, April 2013, 6 pp.
Discusses the racial wealth gap and how it affects opportunity. more info >
Job sprawl stalls: The Great Recession and metropolitan employment location
Brookings Institution, April 2013, 24 pp.
This brief assesses recent trends in employment location in 2000, 2007, and 2010, documenting the impact of the Great Recession on the geographic distribution of metropolitan jobs during the 2000s. more info >
Central Corridor Key Outcomes
Central Corridor Funders Collaborative, April 2013, 63 pp.
Annual report designed to track change along the Central Corridor based on several housing, economic, and transit measures. The complete report provides breakouts for the East, Middle, and West segments of the corridor, as well as comparable data for the cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul combined. The baseline report was released in March 2011. more info >
Unemployment rates are projected to remain high for whites, Latinos, and African Americans throughout 2013
Economic Policy Institute, February 2013, 8 pp.
National unemployment forecast for 2013. Looks at unemployment rates of whites, Latinos, and African Americans nationally and by state. more info >
Basic facts about low-income children
National Center for Children in Poverty, January 2013, 8 pp.
This annual report presents statistics on the number and characteristics of children living in low-income families in the United States. Reports are broken down into age ranges. more info >
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development : Labor market information
Labor market data, information, and publications. more info >