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The Twin Cities in 2012: An Uneven Recovery
Metropolitan Council, September 2013, 6 pp.
An economic profile of the Twin Cities based on data from the Census Bureau's 2012 American Community Survey. more info >
The Economic Contributions of Immigrants in Minnesota
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and Minnesota Business Immigration Coalition, September 2013, 61 pp.
Presents data and research on the economic contributions and costs of immigrants in Minnesota. more info >
Mary Tyler Moore Doesn't Live Here Anymore: Minneapolis-St. Paul's Serious Identity Crisis
The McKnight Foundation, July 2013, 20 pp.
The essay explores the opportunities and challenges in raising the national and international profile of our Minneapolis-St. Paul region. more info >
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 >
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 >
Making Ends Meet: Hmong Socioeconomic Trends in the U.S.
Hmong Studies Journal, April 2012, 20 pp.
This article explores changes in the social and economic characteristics of the Hmong population in America over the last few decades, including which factors have contributed to differences in socioeconomic status of Hmong Americans in various communities and how the U.S. economic recession impacted Hmong Americans. more info >
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development : Labor market information
Labor market data, information, and publications. more info >