Period Current Previous One Two Twin Cities reported period period year ago years ago Consumer Price Index Mortgage rate (Avg. 30-yr conventional) Housing permits, total (13-county) Total nonfarm employment (1000s) Total employment (1000s) Manufacturing employment (1000s) Service-providing employment (1000s) Trade, transport and utilities employment (1000s) Construction employment (1000s) Government employment (1000s) Trans., warehouse, utilities employment (1000s) Financial activities employment (1000s) Number unemployed (1000s) Unemployment rate Weekly hours, manufacturing Hourly earnings, manufacturing Minnesota Total nonfarm employment (1000s) Total employment (1000s) Manufacturing employment (1000s) Service-providing employment (1000s) Trade, transport. and utilities employment (1000s) Construction employment (1000s) Government employment (1000s) Mining employment (1000s) Trans., warehouse, utilities employment (1000s) Finance activites employment (1000s) Number unemployed (1000s)* Unemployment rate* Weekly hours, manufacturing Housing permits, total Housing permits, single-family Housing permits, 2-4 units Housing permits, 5-plus units State unemployment insurance payments (millions) United States Consumer Price Index Total retail sales (billions) Housing permits, total Consumer revolving credit outstanding (billions) Total civilian employment (millions)* Unemployment rate, total* Unemployment rate, 16-19 year olds* Unemployment rate, females 20-plus* Unemployment rate, males 20-plus* Prime rate Money supply (M1, billions) Money supply (M2, billions) Gross domestic product (billions) *Numbers are seasonally adjusted 2nd half, '08 208.3 201.9 200.6 195.1 March 5 5.13 5.97 6.16 March 250 326 501 1083 March 1,706.2 1,711.3 1,770.3 1,772.1 March 1,668.4 1,670.5 1,739.6 1,743.2 March 183.8 186.6 196.2 200 March 1,476.6 1,479.2 1,510.6 1,502.2 March 256.2 256.8 266.5 269.8 March 45.9 45.6 63.5 69.9 March 245.1 246.8 245.3 243.2 March 61.6 61.6 65.5 64.4 March 139.1 139.4 139.6 141.7 March 152.9 148.2 90 81.4 March 8.4% 8.2% 4.9% 4.5% March 37.3 35.4 40.2 41 March $18.35 $19.24 $18.42 $18.28 March 2,631.3 2,641.3 2,729.5 2,722.3 March 2,711.5 2,713.5 2,772.9 2,777.1 March 302.9 308.1 333.2 337.3 March 2,245.1 2,248.4 2,292 2,272.8 March 411.1 411.8 423 426 March 77.8 79.2 98.4 106.6 March 426.5 427.5 424.4 419.6 March 5.5 5.7 5.9 5.6 March 89.5 89.4 95.2 93.3 March 175.9 176.5 177 179.3 March 242.7 237.5 147.7 133.2 March 8.2% 8% 5.1% 4.6% March 38.3 38.1 40.2 41.9 March 380 441 772 1510 March 327 220 523 1149 March 10 4 14 12 March 6 3 6 27 February $152.2 $143.7 $93.9 $89.7 March 212.7 212.2 213.5 205.4 March 344.4 348.4 380.2 371.3 March 44,022 37,965 77,385 139,222 February 955.7 963.5 951.4 881.3 March 154 154.2 153.8 153 March 8.5% 8.1% 5.1% 4.4% March 21.7% 21.6% 15.8% 14.5% March 7% 6.7% 4.6% 3.8% March 8.8% 8.1% 4.6% 4% March 3.25% 3.25% 5.25% 8.25% March 1,562.2 1,556.1 1,372.8 1,368.1 March 8,316.5 8,238.4 7,598.6 7,111.7 4th qtr., '08 $14,200.3 $14412.8 $14,031.2 $13,370.1 The rates listed above are supplied by Bloomberg News and are generally representative of rates available in the marketplace. Rates may not represent actual transactions or individual secruities. These rates are for informational purposes only and are not intended as a solicitation to buy or sell any security and should not be construed as such. When reviewing the rates listed above it is important to consider (a) U.S. Treasuries are guaranteed as to payment of principal and interest by the U.S. government (b) CDs are insured by the FDIC and offer a fixed rate of return (c) Zero coupon bonds tend to have more volatility than coupon bonds and (d) Generally, with bonds or similiar maturities, the higher the return, the higher the risk. Yield to maturity Yield to maturity Yield to maturity Last Prev. Net Last Prev. Net Last Prev. Net week month chg. week month chg. week month chg. Key rates Certificates of deposit Treasury bonds/notes Fed target 5-year 1-year Prime rate 2-year 2-year 1-month LIBOR 1-year 3-year Mortgages 6-month 5-year 30-year fixed Treasury bills 7-year 15-year fixed 3-month 10-year 1-year ARM 6-month 30-year 0.25% 0.25% -- 3.25 3.25 -- 0.44 0.52 -.08 4.90% 5.09% -.19 4.62 4.79 -.17 4.74 4.88 -.14 2.77% 2.66% +.11 2.24 2.18 +.06 2.05 2.06 -.01 1.60 1.56 +.04 0.10% 0.21% -.11 0.29 0.39 -.10 0.47% 0.59% -.12 0.96 0.91 +.05 1.36 1.28 +.08 1.94 1.73 +.21 2.54 2.24 +.30 2.99 2.70 +.29 3.88 3.64 +.24