Data as of December 20, 2013
Employment is predicted to increase moderately. In 2013, nonfarm employment grew in all areas of the district. Growth rates were above historical averages in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. North Dakota posted the strongest growth at 3.9 percent. In 2014, nonfarm employment is expected to grow the same or somewhat slower than in 2013 in all areas except North Dakota and Montana. Growth rates are predicted to be lower than historical averages in all areas except North Dakota, which is expected to grow 4.5 percent, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where employment is predicted to grow at its historical average of 0.7 percent.