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Regional Labor Markets

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

Each month, DEED's Regional Analysis & Outreach unit produces a series of blogs exploring local labor market information. Subscribe to our regional newsletters or view current and past issues of our newsletter.


Explore the labor market in Central Minnesota, including counties Benton, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Mille Lacs, Pine, Renville, Sherburne, Stearns, and Wright.


Explore the labor market in the 7-County Metro, including counties Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, Washington.


Explore the labor market in Northeast Minnesota, including counties Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, and St. Louis.


Explore the labor market in Northwest Minnesota, including counties Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Clay, Clearwater, Crow Wing, Douglas, Grant, Hubbard, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Morrison, Norman, Otter Tail, Pennington, Polk, Pope, Red Lake, Roseau, Stevens, Todd, Traverse, Wadena, and Wilkin.


Explore the labor market in Southeast Minnesota, including counties Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona.


Explore the labor market in Southwest Minnesota, including counties Big Stone, Blue Earth, Brown, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Lac qui Parle, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Rock, Sibley, Swift, Waseca, Watonwan, and Yellow Medicine.

Regional Industry Profiles

In response to changes in the labor market due to the coronavirus pandemic, DEED’s Regional Analysis & Outreach Unit has created a set of industry profiles that are helpful in assessing the size and scope of employment in affected industries across each region in the state. Local partners can use this information to better understand and plan for re-employment activities.

Labor Market Information Training

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development offers a series of workshops on utilizing our Labor Market Information tools.

Regional Economic Update Videos

DEED’s Regional Analysis & Outreach Unit has created a set of monthly economic update videos to explain new data that becomes available for each region including unemployment, employment, job vacancies, wages, and more.

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