Jordan's labor force participation rate has not increased at the same pace as Minneapolis' did from 1980 to 2000. In 2000, 64 percent of Jordan's population over the age of 16 participated in the labor force. That's 8 percent lower than the citywide percentage.
Jordan has historically had higher unemployment than Minneapolis. In 2000, the neighborhood's unemployment rate was almost 15 percent, compared to the citywide unemployment rate of 6 percent. Between 1990 and 2000, when the unemployment rate fell in the city, it increased sharply in Jordan.
Last updated Sep. 27, 2011