Map Monday: Metro Area Change In Volume of Low-Wage Jobs

Eric Roper had a must-read article in the Star Tribune this weekend about suburban low-wage jobs and the challenge of transit for those workers. It has a bunch of interesting stories for people who think about transit, density, and employment.

It also includes this map!

It’s worth noting that the total number of jobs in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and Bloomington are really large, and they’re always going to be highlighted here. But the growth in different suburbs like Eagan, Chanhassen, Woodbury, and Brooklyn Park Maple Grove is pretty notable. Also notable is the lack of transit and affordable housing for working-class people in many of these same cities.

Check out the whole piece.

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.