The labor force participation rate in Hale was equal to the Minneapolis rate in 1980. In 1990, Hale's rate increased to 79 percent and then increased only slightly in 2000; both decades brought Hale's rate higher than Minneapolis'.
The unemployment rate in Hale decreased from 2.9 percent in 1980 to 1.6 percent in 2000. The rate in 1990 decreased 9 percentage points despite an increase in Minneapolis' overall unemployment rate. The unemployment rate in Hale is significantly lower than the citywide unemployment rate.
Last updated Sep. 27, 2011