Employment and Income

State of Minnesota

4.60%

Unemployment Rate for December 2020 (6.7% in U.S. Overall)

Ranked 12th

Down from 9th the previous month

171,142

Average monthly hires in Q4 2020

-8.00%

Less employment from same period last year

About the data

The Workforce Index tracks the % change in hourly workers clocking in through the popular time tracking app, WhenIWork. This data indicator provides into the recovery of jobs that are commonly paid by the hour, such as retail, restaurant and other service industry sectors.

Business Recovery

State of Minnesota

About the data

Job postings data are aggregated from job posting sites, de-duplicated and summarized by monthly total volume. This data point is helpful in understanding business activity that precedes actual hiring. As a result we get a more complete

About the data

Like the job posting trend above, the trailing 30 days snapshot of job posting volume is pulling unique job postings from job sites. In this case we are comparing monthly posting volume this year vs. same month last year.

Consumers and Business Spending

State of Minnesota

About the data

Seated diners is an indicator published by OpenTable, the popular reservation app. The percent of seated diners this year vs. last shows the direct impact of covid on restaurants and the progression towards return to baseline.

About the data

Foot traffic data are aggregated from smart phone apps, anonymized for privacy protection and then summarized by % change from baseline periods. In this case we are showing % change by location for preceding week and from a pre-covid baseline period (February 2020).

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