Forget our winter temperatures, the lowest low in the Twin Cities is the unemployment rate. Minneapolis and St. Paul together rank first among metros on the Bureau of Labor Statistics list of lowest unemployment rates (check out Chicago at a dismal 45th). At 4.7 percent, the unemployment comes in almost 3 percent lower than the national average.

In 2012 Minnesota’s economy was tied with California as the fifth fastest growing state economy in the country. Given that we already knew this was the place to get rich in the Midwest, it shouldn’t be a surprise that there are a lot of people working in the Twin Cities.