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Carson Gorecki


Regional Analyst Northeast Minnesota

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
402 First Street West
Duluth, MN 55802

Carson Gorecki is the Regional Labor Market Analyst for Northeast Minnesota. Based out of Duluth, he has a bachelor’s degree in geography and statistics from Macalester College and a master’s of urban and regional planning (MURP) from Portland State University. He is an expert on the Northeast economy and job market, industry trends, workforce availability, hiring demand, long-term occupational and industry employment projections, short-term employment forecasts, forecasting methods, economic cycles and recessions.

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Recent articles

Popular or Pragmatic Part 2: The Long View
September 2023 - MN Economic Trends

Northeast Minnesota's Public Sector
July 2023 - MN Employment Review

New Location Quotient Tool Visualizes Relative Concentration of Employment by Industry
June 2023 - MN Economic Trends

Labor Force and Unemployment Decline in Northeast Minnesota
June 2023 - MN Economic Trends

Short-term Projections: Back to Normal
June 2023 - MN Employment Review

Lower Labor Force Participation in Northeast Minnesota: A Review of Potential Explanatory Factors
January 2023 - MN Employment Review

The Professional, Scientific & Technical Services Sector: The Shining Star of the Pandemic Recovery in Northeast Minnesota
July 2022 - MN Employment Review

The Labor Force at Large in Northeast
June 2022 - MN Economic Trends

Wages and Inflation in Minnesota (with Nick Dobbins)
June 2022 - MN Economic Trends

By The Numbers
June 2022 - MN Employment Review

Fun With Statistics
March 2022

The State of Northeast Minnesota's Leisure & Hospitality Sector
January 2022 - MN Employment Review

Employment Growth Expected to Continue into 2022
December 2021 - Minnesota Economic Trends

Insights into the Changing Trends of Telework
September 2021 - Minnesota Employment Review

By The Numbers: Job-to-Job Flows
August 2021 - Minnesota Employment Review

Components of Workforce Decline in Northeast Minnesota
July 2021 - Minnesota Employment Review

Natural Assets are at the Core of Northeast Minnesota's Economy
June 2021 - Minnesota Economic Trends

More than Simple Supply and Demand (with Shawn Herhusky)
June 2021 - Minnesota Economic Trends

By the Numbers - Women in the Workforce: A Difficult Year
April 2021 - Minnesota Economic Trends

The Shape of a Recession
March 2021 - Minnesota Economic Trends

One of These is Not Like the Others – How the COVID Crisis Compares to Previous Recessions in Northeast Minnesota
January 2021 - Minnesota Employment Review

Diverging Paths – Initial Impacts of COVID-19 on Northern Minnesota's Economy
December 2020 - Minnesota Economic Trends

Where are the Job Seekers? (with Shawn Herhusky)
September 2020 - Minnesota Economic Trends

By the Numbers
August 2020 - MN Employment Review

Social Distancing Requirements and Occupations in Northeast Minnesota
July 2020 - MN Employment Review

COVID-19 Was Not Hospitable to Northeast Minnesota
June 2020 - MN Economic Trends

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