Twin Cities near middle of new nationwide ranking on economic health

The Minneapolis-St. Paul market ranked 48th out of 102 metropolitan areas on the Business Journal's On Numbers Economic Index. Private-sector job growth, unemployment earnings and home values are among the factors considered in the 18-part formula. Oklahoma City topped the list.
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The Minneapolis-St. Paul market ranked 48th out of 102 metropolitan areas on the Business Journal's On Numbers Economic Index. Private-sector job growth, unemployment earnings and home values are among the factors considered in the 18-part formula. Oklahoma City topped the list.

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