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The Twin Cities had amoung the lowest levels of unemployment in the nation. According to a study of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, The Cities ranked 3rd lowest unemployment numbers for this past October. The rate for the entire state came in at 6.4% while the Cities recorded a low 5.4% rate.

 

Only Omaha (4.3%) and Madison (5.1%) came in lower. Sounds like really good news – but what I haven’t seen yet is pay stats for all these jobs. My fear is that that they also rank lowest in pay compared to other States. I don’t want to jump to conclusions, but from what I’ve seen the “high” number of Minnesota jobs available in the area are lower paying. And while low paying jobs are better than no jobs at all, I just don’t want the area to become a magnet for low pay companies.

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Jobless rate down in Twin Cities, but not rest of country

The Twin Cities was one of only two metropolitan areas in the U.S. where the March jobless rate was down year-over-year, according to new federal labor statistics.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics said Wednesday that 47 of 49 large metropolitan areas (with a Census 2000 population of at least 1 million) had higher unemployment rates in March 2010 than March 2009.

Only the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington area in Minnesota and Wisconsin, down six-tenths of a percentage point, and the Buffalo-Niagara Falls region in New York, down two-tenths of a point, beat the trend.

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