Reports released this week show an improving economy in Minnesota and the nation.
The federal government says employers added more than 230,000 jobs in the last quarter. Earlier in the week, the state said we've recovered 90-percent of the jobs lost during the Great Recession. And, the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit an all-time high.
What does it all mean for our economy? For some answers, Tom Crann of MPR's All Things Considered spoke with Art Rolnick, senior fellow at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs. He's also former director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.