Between 1980 and 2000, Shingle Creek's labor force participation rate increased, although it landed below the citywide rate in 2000. That year, 71 percent of Shingle Creek's population over the age of 16 was employed or looking for work, compared to Minneapolis' 72 percent.
In 1980, 1990 and 2000 Shingle Creek had a lower unemployment rate than Minneapolis. Between 1990 and 2000, when the unemployment rate fell in the city from about 7 percent to about 6 percent of the civilian labor force, the rate in Shingle Creek fell significantly from 5 percent to 2 percent.
Last updated Sep. 27, 2011