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Twin Cities reported period period year ago years ago

Consumer Price Index 1st half, '15 229.4 232.3 231.8 228.5

Mortgage rate (Avg. 30-yr conventional) October 3.80% 3.89% 4.04% 4.19%

Housing permits, total (13-county) October 1,272 1,389 1,150 1,096

Total nonfarm employment (000s) October 1,954.1 1,941.4 1,919.7 1,892.9

Manufacturing employment (000s) October 194.9 194.6 192.9 187.3

Service-providing employment (000s) October 1,682 1,668.7 1,647.8 1,632.4

Wholesale + retail trade employment (000s) October 277.4 275.5 278.6 274.4

Construction, mining, logging employment (000s) October 77.3 78 79 73.2

Government employment (000s) October 249.6 242.2 251.2 251.2

Trans., warehouse and utilities employment (000s) October 68.0 68.3 65.9 66.3

Financial activities employment (000s) October 147.9 148.7 144.4 145.1

Number unemployed (000s) October 147.9 148.7 144.4 145.1

Unemployment rate October 2.9% 3.1% 3% 4.1%

Weekly hours, manufacturing October 41.0 41.1 42.1 41.3

Hourly earnings, manufacturing October $21.36 $21.26 $20.70 $20.58

Minnesota

Total nonfarm employment (000s) October 2,886.2 2,871.6 2,862.3 2,823.5

Manufacturing employment (000s) October 315.7 315.5 316.4 309.3

Service-providing employment (000s) October 2,446.6 2,430.4 2,417.3 2,394.2

Wholesale + retail trade employment (000s) October 425.8 424.2 426.8 419.4

Construction employment (000s) October 117.1 118.6 121 112.8

Government employment (000s) October 423 410.1 426 426.4

Mining and logging employment (000s) October 6.7 7.0 7.5 7.2

Trans., warehouse and utilities employment (000s) October 98.5 98.3 96.7 96.8

Finance activities employment (000s) October 181.2 181.7 177.9 178.5

Number unemployed (000s) October 111.0 114.4 1091 135.7

Unemployment rate October 3.7% 3.8% 3.7% 4.6%

Housing permits, total October 2,320 2,338 1,876 1,561

Housing permits, single-family October 1,192 1,144 1,165 1,027

Housing permits, 2-4 units October 45 23 36 32

Housing permits, 5+ units October 27 42 16 11

United States

Consumer price index October 237.8 237.9 237.4 233.5

Total retail sales (billions) October $447.3 $447 $439.8 $426.8

Housing permits, total October 98,213 97,213 96,394 90,341

Total civilian labor force October 157 156.7 156.6 154.6

Unemployment rate, total* October 5% 5.1% 5.5% 7.2%

Unemployment rate, 16- to 19-year-olds* October 15.9% 16.3% 18.3% 22%

Unemployment rate, females 20+* October 4.5% 4.6% 5.4% 6.4%

Unemployment rate, males 20+* October 4.7% 4.7% 4.8% 6.9%

Gross domestic product (billions) 3rd qtr., '15 $18,064.7 $17,913.7 $17,522.1 $16,872.3

*Numbers are seasonally adjusted