September 2014 - Minnesota Economic Trends
The cover story in the September issue of Trends magazine takes an in-depth look at careers in precision metal manufacturing, focusing on three people who have worked in the industry – a punch press operator, a welder and a sheet metal worker. Precision metal manufacturing is a growing industry in Minnesota with a high demand for workers with the right skills. The median salary in the field is $40,352.
Other stories in this issue look at which groups will benefit the most from the state’s new minimum wage law, examine which fields offer the best pay and job opportunities based on data from DEED’s new Graduate Employment Outcomes tool, dig deeper into Job Vacancy Survey data, and look at job growth in the STEM sector.
Download the full PDF of this issue or select the links below to view individual stories.