For white Minnesota, the latest numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau "show the state's population successfully emerging from a devastating recession," state demographer Susan Brower said Thursday.
Among the positive numbers: Unemployment in MInnesota in 2011 was more than two percentage points better than the rest of the nation, 7.7 percent to 10.3 percent. And the number and percent of employed people increased, while the number and percent of unemployed folks decreased between 2010 and 2011.
But for Minnesotans of color, the forecast wasn't quite so rosy. Minnesota unemployment rates for blacks (20 percent) and American Indians (18 percent) more than doubled the joblessness of their white (7 percent) and Asian (8 percent) working neighbors.
To crunch more of the new numbers from the American Community Survey of the U.S. Census Bureau, and see the release from the state demographer. click here.