Why is Upper Midwestern unemployment so low?
The Star Tribune reported last week that Mankato “has the lowest unemployment rate forany metro in U.S.” So it does, as Bureau of Labor Statistics data show. The Star Tribune…
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John Phelan is an economist at the Center of the American Experiment.
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