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Research and Reports

Our Analysis and Evaluation and Labor Market Information offices produce a wide variety of research and reports. They examine the state's key industries and sectors, address current and emerging business issues, and analyze workforce and economic trends.

Manufacturing Business Conditions

Manufacturers share their outlook on their industries and the economy.

Manufacturing Skills Gap Surveys

Surveys manufacturers statewide about the worker skills that are key to their success.

Minnesota's Graduate Employment Outcomes

Using data for better educational and career choices.

Hiring Difficulties in Minnesota

How wide is the skills gap? Findings from a statewide telephone survey of employers.

Business Services Industry Conditions

Business services firms share their outlook on their industries and the economy.

Minnesota's Clean Energy Economy

A sweeping profile of five key clean-energy industries statewide. 

Industry Fact Sheets and Reports

Fact sheets and special reports about some of our core industries and their success.

Why Minnesota Regional Fact Sheets

Profiles of six key regions focus on education, workforce, business taxes, & infrastructure.

Business Expansions in Minnesota

Highlights business startups and expansions at various stages from Minnesota firms statewide.

What Works in Workforce Programs

Outcome data and research on best practices in workforce development programming.

Workforce System Disparities Report

Examines race and class disparities in workforce development programs. Usage Statistics

Monthly snapshot of activity on and at WorkForce Centers statewide.

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