Bureau of Labor reports job growth in all 5 GPS 45:93 Counties October 2013-’14

gps 4593 logoThe Bureau of Labor has reported job growth in all of East Central Minnesota (otherwise known as the GPS 45:93 region) from the period of time between Oct. 2013 to Oct. 2014.  The total number of jobs gained in the GPS 45:93 region over the last year of reporting was 1,498.  The region-wide, average unemployment rate was just 4.14% compared to 5.7% nationally.

  • Isanti County (pop. 38,204)

County Seat: Cambridge
Metro/Micro Name: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
Metro/Micro/Rural: Metropolitan Statistical Area
Oct. 2014 Employed: 19972
Oct. 2014 Unemployed: 660
Jobs gained since October 2013: 508
Unemployment Rate, October 2014: 3.2%

  • Chisago County (pop. 53,761)

County Seat: Center City
Metro/Micro Name: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
Metro/Micro/Rural: Metropolitan Statistical Area
Oct. 2014 Employed: 27366
Oct. 2014 Unemployed: 927
Jobs gained since October 2013: 696
Unemployment Rate, October 2014: 3.3%

  • Mille Lacs County (pop. 25,833)

County Seat: Milaca
Metro/Micro Name: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
Metro/Micro/Rural: Metropolitan Statistical Area
Oct. 2014 Employed: 11530
Oct. 2014 Unemployed: 568
Jobs gained since October 2013: 138
Unemployment Rate, October 2014: 4.7%

  • Pine County (pop. 29,104)

County Seat: Pine City
Metro/Micro Name:  N/A
Metro/Micro/Rural: Rural
Oct. 2014 Employed: 13710
Oct. 2014 Unemployed: 601
Jobs gained since October 2013: 85
Unemployment Rate, October 2014: 4.2%

  • Kanabec County (pop. 15,996)

County Seat: Mora
Metro/Micro Name:  N/A
Metro/Micro/Rural: Rural
Oct. 2014 Employed: 7548
Oct. 2014 Unemployed: 426
Jobs gained since October 2013: 71
Unemployment Rate, October 2014: 5.3%

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