|Minnesota unemployment rate, December 2011:||5.70%||Unemployment rate in right-to-work states*:||7.50%|
|Minnesota median weekly earnings, full-time workers, 2009:||$801||Median weekly earnings in right-to-work states:||$680|
|Minnesota median household income, 2009:||$56,090||Median household income in right-to-work states:||$46,238|
|Minnesota poverty rate, 2009:||11%||Average poverty rate in right-to-work states:||15%|
*Data on “right to work” states excludes Indiana, which enacted that policy on Feb. 2.
Sources: Bureau of Labor Education, University of Maine; Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.