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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Area reports: domestic 1978-79
Year 1978-79, Volume 2 (1978-1979)

Aase, James H.; West, Wanda J.
Minnesota,   pp. 277-290 PDF (1.5 MB)


Page 279

 Sources:U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Labor, Highway and
Heavy Construction Magazine, andU.S. Bureau of Mines. THE MINERAL INDUSTRY
OF MINNESOTA 279 
Table 2.—Value of nonfuel mineral production in Minnesota, by county1
—Continued 
(Thousands) 
County 1977 1978 Minerals produced in 1978      in order of value 
Washington ~$7,890 $7,808 Sandandgravel,stone. 
Watonwan 142 31 Sand and gravel. 
Wilkin 171 344    Do. 
Winona 2,149 2,162 Stone, sand and gravel. 
Wright $774 $755 Sand and gravel. 
Yellow Medicine 1,104 W Stone, sand and gravel. 
Undistributed2 721,880 33,598 
 Total3 875,603 1,724,732 
 W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data; included with "Undistributed."
 ' The following counties are not listed because no production was reported:
Jackson, Pipestone, and Traverse. 2lncludes some sand and gravel that cannot
be assigned to specific counties, value of gem stones, and values indicated
by symbol W. 
 3Data may not add to totals shown because of independent rounding. 
Table 3.—Indicators of Minnesota business activity 
1978-79 
 1977 1978 1W79'1 percent    change 
Employment and labor force, annual average: 
 Total civilian labor force thousands. — 1,920.0 2,003.0 2,063.0
+3.0
 Unemployment do~ 98.0 76.0 86.0 +13.2 
 Employment (nonagricultural): 
 Mining do~~ 12.9 16.4 17.2 +4.9 
 Manufacturing do~~ 339.3 360.4 382.6 +6.2 
 Contractconstruction do~ 68.7 79.0 84.2 +6.6 
 Transportation and public utilities do — — —
92.4 93.9
100.3 +6.8 
 Wholesaleand retail trade do~~ 403.5 426.9 444.4 +4.1 
 Finance, insurance, real estate do — — — 82.2
86.3 91.8
+6.4 
 Services do.. 312.0 333.3 355.8 +6.8 
 Government do~ 286.3 292.8 294.4 +5 
     Total nonagricultural employment  do — —  1,597.3
' 1,688.9
1,770.7 +4.8 
Personal income: 
 Total millions $28,206 $31,680 $35,567 +12.3 
 Percapita $7,086 $7,904 $8,760 +10.8 
Construction activity: 
 Number of private and public residential units authorized —  
38,337
237,823 29,511 —22.0 
 Value of nonresidential construction millions  $433.4 $679.5 $756.7 + 11.4
 Value of State road contract awards  do. —  $145.0 $175.0 $202.1
+
15.5 
 Shipments of portland and masonry cement to and within the 
  State_                     thousand short tons~  1,714  1,830 1,772 —3.2
Nonfuel mineral production value: 
 Total crude mineral value million&  $875.6 $1,724.7 $2,068.0 + 19.9
 Value per capita, resident population  $220 $430 $509 + 18.4 
 Value per square mile $10,415 $20,516 $24,599 +19.9 
 °Preliminary. 
 1Data do not add to total shown because of independent rounding. 
 2Series revised in 1978; data not comparable with those of prior years.


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