facebook app skip to content
Primary navigation

Data for Businesses

ipad screen, pen and spreadsheets

Knowing your labor market can go a long way in your recruitment process.

Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics

The OEWS data tool shows employment estimates and typical wages by occupation and region in Minnesota. This information can help employers set wages and can help job seekers and students explore careers.

Cost of Living

Find the cost of basic needs for various family sizes, for each county and region in Minnesota.

Current Economic Highlights

Find out how Minnesota’s labor market is performing on a number of job and employment-related fronts.

Hiring Difficulties in Minnesota

How prevalent are hiring difficulties in Minnesota? To what extent are skills mismatches responsible for these difficulties? What other factors play a role?

Job Vacancy Survey

The Job Vacancy Survey data tool shows the number of job openings, typical wage offers, and typical education requirements by occupation and industry, by region and statewide.

Local Area Unemployment Statistics

Get labor force, employment and unemployment estimates for your region of Minnesota.

Minnesota Economic Trends

Read expert analysis of the state’s labor market, industries, and economy.

Minnesota Employment Review

Read our monthly publication that examines market conditions and key economic indicators statewide.

Local Look Blogs

Each month, DEED's Regional Analysis & Outreach unit produces a series of blogs exploring local labor market information. Contact your regional analyst for more information

Regional Labor Markets

Explore your region's labor market. Find comprehensive Regional Profiles and County Profiles you can download in PDF, as well as links to articles and data tools. Or contact your regional analyst.


We’re Minnesota’s career development and talent matching resource. We guide people toward rewarding careers, connect individuals to opportunities and help employers find the workers they need to grow and thrive.

Generations in the Workplace

There are now six generations living together in Minnesota, and at least five generations in the workforce.

LMI Help

Browse our labor market experts, including regional analysts, plus areas of specialty with information on career exploration tools and resources on the economy and labor market in Minnesota.

back to top