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Research & Publications

Read our analysis of Minnesota's labor market conditions and trends.

Minnesota Employment Review

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

Minnesota Economic Trends

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

Initial Impacts of the COVID-19 Recession on Employment & Establishments

DEED's Labor Market Information office has created an in-depth study of the initial impacts of the COVID-19 Recession on employment and establishments.

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?

The Importance of Immigration

In the face of increasingly tight labor markets, a growing scarcity of workers is now recognized as one of Minnesota’s most significant barriers to sustained economic growth. Because of these constraints, it has become evident that immigration has been and will continue to be a vital source of the workforce that employers need to succeed.

Racial Disparities

Racial disparities in education, employment, and income exist and persist for a wide variety of reasons, but the economic challenges and opportunities every region in Minnesota will face over the next 15 years are so great that they will need to be tackled with a multi-pronged approach to attracting, retaining, and training workers of all demographic characteristics.

The Path to Career Success

Choosing a career is serious business. These printable PDF handouts provide regional data to help guide students and job seekers through the career exploration process.

Minnesota's Graduate Employment Outcomes

Using data for better educational and career choices.

Generations in the Workplace

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

Industry Profiles

Updated reports that provide details on the Drive for 5 sectors including number of firms and jobs, wages, recent and projected growth trends, and workforce demographics.

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