Sunday, April 30, 2006

Mexican American Workers in MN Industries

Mexican American Workers in MN by Industry, 2000 Bruce P. Corrie, PhD Professor of Economics Concordia University-St. Paul. In 11 broad industry categories in Minnesota there were at least a 1000 workers who classified themselves “Mexican” for their ethnic heritage in Census 2000. The highest number of workers were found in manufacturing (11,475), followed by arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (6338), professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services (4171), educational, health and social services (3835), retail trade (3250), health care and social assistance (2445), finance, insurance, real estate and rental and leasing (1544), wholesale trade (1298), transportation and warehousing and utilities (1279), and other services except public administration (1542). There were 39441 Mexican American workers making up 1.5 percent of all workers in Minnesota. In the Food industry they made up 9.5 percent of the workers. For more detailed data please contact

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