Twin Cities economic report

  • Updated: March 31, 2013 - 1:19 PM

Period Current Previous One Two

Twin Cities reported period period year ago years ago

Consumer Price Index 2nd half, ’12 225 223.9 221.3 212.5

Mortgage rate (Avg. 30-yr conventional) February 3.53% 3.41% 3.89% 4.95%

Housing permits, total (13-county) February 461 357 541 222

Total nonfarm employment (000s) February 1,766 1,757.1 1,725 1,690.3

Total employment (000s) February 1,760.9 1,749.7 1,762.5 1,751.9

Manufacturing employment (000s) February 181.1 181 177.5 173.5

Service-providing employment (000s) February 1,536.4 1,526.7 1,499.9 1,471.2

Wholesale + retail trade employment (000s) February 252.1 256.6 245.8 241.5

Construction, mining, logging employment (000s) February 48.4 49.4 47.7 45.7

Government employment (000s) February 243.4 237.9 236.4 241.7

Trans., warehouse and utilities employment (000s) February 61.9 62.1 61.6 60.6

Financial activities employment (000s) February 140.5 140.4 138.7 137.4

Number unemployed (000s) February 102.5 112.3 95.4 101.7

Unemployment rate February 5.5% 6% 5.1% 5.5%

Weekly hours, manufacturing February 40.2 40.2 40.8 40.6

Hourly earnings, manufacturing February $20.49 $20.55 $19.77 $19.64

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