Twin Cities economy scuffling in newest comparison of U.S. metro areas

The Twin Cities economy does not look great compared to many of the nation’s metro areas, a newly released Brookings Insitution analysis shows.

Brookings compared unemployment, wages housing prices and other economic indicators for the first quarter of 2009 and put the Twin Cities among the second weakest group of metro area economies. Here’s all the Twin Cities data used.

I try not make a big deal about these kinds of comparisons. They’re interesting but, like those investment fund ads, it’s important to note that past performance is not necessarily an indicator of future performance.

I’m much more interested in hearing and reading what you have to say about the economy around you. Tell us how things are going.

Also, check out the maps below to see what people in our Public Insight Network have told us recently about jobs, money and housing issues.

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