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Economic snapshot

A look at local economic conditions.

A look at local economic conditions:

Gasoline prices

On Thursday:

Duluth: $1.91

Eau Claire, Wis.: $1.85

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La Crosse, Wis.: $1.96

Minneapolis: $1.90

Rochester: $1.86

St. Cloud: $1.86

U.S. Price: $2.00

Minnesota Price: $1.87

Source: AAA

Jobless rate

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Not adjusted, jobless rate in November in metropolitan areas in Minnesota:

Duluth-Superior: 4.8 percent

Mankato: 2.1

Minneapolis-St. Paul: 2.7

Rochester: 2.4

St. Cloud: 2.9

Minnesota: 3

United States: 4.8

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Initial claims for unemployment insurance

In 11-county southeast Minnesota region

November; 2,333

October: 958

September: 793

August: 802

July 1,161

June: 1,334

May: 1,009

April: 1,034

March: 1,336

February: 1,485

January: 1,939

December: 3,203

November: 2,418

October: 1,174

September: 995

August: 817

July: 1,093

June: 1,354

May: 1,216

April: 1,405

March: 1,599

February: 1,668

January: 2,183

December 2013: 3,466

November 2013: 2,178

October 2013: 1,498

September 2013: 1,089

August 2013: 1,078

July 2013: 1,415

June 2013: 1,358

May 2013: 1,686

April 2013: 1,538

March 2013: 1,454

February 2013: 1,478

January 2013: 2,471

December 2012: 2,880

November 2012: 2,458

October 2012: 1,648

September 2012: 1,144

August 2012: 1,199

July 2012: 1,569

June 2012: 1,525

May 2012: 1,597

April 2012: 1,419

March 2012: 1,706

February 2012: 1,904

January 2012: 2,815

December 2011: 3,013

November 2011: 2,734

October 2011: 1,673

September 2011: 1,300

August 2011: 1,632

July 2011: 2,470

June 2011: 2,060

May 2011: 1,686

April 2011: 1,771

March 2011: 2,128

February: 2,064

January 2011: 3,075

December 2010: 3,371

November 2010: 3,336

October 2010: 2,256

September 2010: 1,842

August 2010: 1,725

July 2010: 1,795

June 2010: 2,041

May 2010: 1,418

April 2010: 1,889

March 2010: 2,524

February 2010: 2,633

January 2010: 3,276

December 2009: 4,780

November 2009: 3,531

October 2009: 2,679

September 2009: 2,199

August 2009: 2,337

July 2009: 2,789

Source: Minnesota DEED

Area employment

Jobs in November and change from a year ago for Rochester metropolitan area (Olmsted, Dodge and Wabasha counties):

Total Nonfarm, 115,793, -0.1%

Total Private, 103,008, 0.1%

Goods-Producing excl. Ag., 15,190, 0.7%

Mining, Logging and Construction, 4,377, 2.6%

Manufacturing, 10,813, unchanged

Trade, Transportation & Utilities, 18,348, 1.4%

Wholesale Trade, 2,567, -2.6%

Retail Trade, 12,353, 2.7%

Transportation and Warehousing, 3,119, 3.5%

Information, 2,138, 5.6%

Financial Activities, 2,723, -2.3%

Professional and Business Services, 5,674, -2.8%

Educational and Health, 45,570, 0.3%

Leisure and Hospitality, 9,721, -2.4%

Government, 12,745, -7.2%

Federal Government, 983, -0.3%

State Government, 1,512, -7.2%

Local Government, 10,250, 0.9%

Source: Minnesota DEED

Airport passengers

Monthly housing data

Residential sales in city of southeastern Minnesota in November with change from a year ago.

New listings: 317, up 5.3 percent

Pending sales: 368, up 19.1 percent

Sales: 367, up 2.2 percent

Sales, year to date: 5,714, up 16.2 percent

Median sales price: $153,900, up 14.1 percent

Average days on market before sold: 70, down 27.1 percent

Average days on market, year to date: 84, down 10.6 percent

Source: Southeast Minnesota Association of Realtors

Single-family home construction

Permits issued in Rochester

November: 23

October: 49

September: 27

August: 33

July: 29

June: 48

May: 19

April: 22

March: 30

February: 19

January: 21

December: 27

November: 18

October: 35

September: 23

August: 60

July 2014: 38

June 2014: 41

May 2014: 35

April 2014: 25

March 2014: 28

February 2014: 14

January 2014: 11

December 2013: 22

November 2013: 26

October 2013: 34

September 2013: 23

August 2013: 21

July 2013: 39

June 2013: 33

May 2013: 28

April 2013: 39

March 2013: 29

February 2013: 15

January 2013: 19

December 2012: 14

November 2012: 22

October 2012: 23

September 2012: 22

August 2012: 38

July 2012: 39

June 2012: 32

May 2012: 22

April 2012: 29

March 2012: 32

February 2012: 20

January 2012: 6

December 2011: 16

November 2011: 23

October 2011: 16

September 2011: 19

August 2011: 18

July 2011: 8

June 2011: 26

May 2011: 14

April 2011: 19

March 2011: 24

February 2011: 8

January 2011: 3

December 2010: 15

November 2010: 21

October 2010: 14

September 2010: 10

August 2010: 15

July 2010: 23

June 2010: 12

May 2010: 20

April 2010: 25

March 2010: 27

February 2010: 8

January 2010:13

Source: City of Rochester

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