Labor force

Between 1980 and 2000, Phillips area residents working or looking for a job increased by just 1 percent to 54 percent. The labor force participation rate in Phillips was below the Minneapolis rate between 1980 and 2000.

Phillips: Labor force participation in 2000 by neighborhood

Ventura Village

51%

Phillips West

51%

Midtown Phillips

61%

East Phillips

63%

Unemployment levels were higher in the Phillips area than in the City of Minneapolis. In 2000, 13 percent of residents in the labor force were unemployed. The unemployment rate dropped by 1.8 percent between 1990 and 2000, but it was still higher than Phillips' 1980 unemployment rate of 10.1 percent.

Phillips: Unemployment rates in 2000 by neighborhood

Ventura Village

14.5%

West Phillips

10.4%

Midtown Phillips

12.5%

East Phillips

11.5%

Last updated Sep. 27, 2011