“The Twin Cities, and Minnesota in general, has a much more diverse economy than many other parts of the nation,” said Vang. “While our heart goes out to all those individuals who are unemployed right now, our economy tends not to be as hurt as bad as nationally because we are never dependent on one sector. We didn’t extend ourselves as far out during the home mortgage crisis as other cities did so that gave us more breathing room for our economy to return.”
Of course, the market isn’t great for everyone:
One of the thousands hoping for an economic recovery is Riordan Frost, 22, of St. Paul. Eight months after college graduation, Frost is still looking for…
…a public policy job.
“Left college with high hopes, thinking ‘here I am world,’ and it turn out that way, sadly,” he said.
Maybe young Mr. Frost will take the opportunity to find a career someplace other than trying to run society. At age twenty freaking two.
Frost tried plan B, which was looking for retail jobs and a job at movie theatres — all without luck. He is now working as an unpaid intern at the MN 2020 organization as a transportation policy associate.
Or maybe not.
Anyway – DAMN YOU, Governor Pawlenty.