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Dave Senf

Dave Senf has been a labor market analyst with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development for 10 years. His main responsibilities are short-term and long-term industry and occupational employment projections. He is also a regular contributor to the Minnesota Employment Review and TRENDS. He co-authored the agency's contribution to the 2002 Economic Report to the Governor. Dave has a bachelor's degree from the University of Montana and a master's degree from Colorado State University in Fort Collins. He has been involved with research in regional economics since 1978 and worked for a consulting firm and at the University of Minnesota during the 1980s.


Recent articles

Minnesota Economic Indicators
Every issue - MN Employment Review

First Quarter Forecast: A Rapid Rebound
June 2021 – MN Economic Trends

Minnesota Index Highlights
March 2021 – MN Employment Review

Occupational Shifts over the Years
February 2021 – MN Employment Review

Thanks Uncle Sam: CARES Act-Related Federal and State Spending in Minnesota
December 2020 – MN Economic Trends

Projected Regional Employment Growth, 2018 - 2028
December 2020 – MN Employment Review

Tracking State Labor Market Indicators Through the Pandemic
September 2020 – MN Economic Trends

Five Greater Minnesota Counties Appear in National Rankings 
March 2020 - MN Economic Trends

Minnesota's Record Expansion
September 2019 - MN Economic Trends

Diffusion to Clear Up Confusion
September 2019 - MN Economic Trends

Where Does the Money Go?
March 2019 - MN Economic Trends

More Signs of a Tightening Job Market
December 2018 - MN Economic Trends

Measuring Employment in Minnesota
September 2018 - MN Economic Trends

Seasonal Shifts
March 2018 - MN Economic Trends

Minnesota Finally Seeing Wage Growth
December 2017 - MN Economic Trends

Job Polarization
December 2017 - MN Economic Trends

A Look at Minnesota Income
December 2017 - MN Economic Trends

The New Normal
March 2017 - MN Economic Trends

Reviewing the Data, From A to Z
September 2016 - MN Economic Trends

The Evolution of Minnesota's Knowledge-Based Service Economy
September 2016 - MN Economic Trends

Stuck in Neutral
December 2015 - MN Economic Trends

Show Me the Money
September 2015 - MN Economic Trends

Metro Occupational Mixes
September 2015 - MN Economic Trends

Road to Recovery
June 2015 - MN Economic Trends

In Search of the Independent Contractor
March 2015 - MN Economic Trends

Ready or Not, Baby Boomer Retirement Wave is Here
December 2014 - MN Economic Trends

Minnesota's Evolving Labor Market
December 2013 - MN Economic Trends

The Long Climb Back
September 2013 - MN Economic Trends

Minnesota Job Outlook First Quarter 2013 to First Quarter 2014
July 2013 - MN Employment Review

A Look at Occupational Data
March 2013 - MN Economic Trends

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