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Workforce System Disparities Report

The Workforce System Race and Class Disparities in Minnesota Report (also called the Workforce System Disparities Report) examines statewide disparities specifically among participants in workforce development programs that target recently laid-off and low-income adults and are administered by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). It engages workforce professionals from around the state regarding approaches and recommendations to addressing those disparities.

Download the full Disparities Report in a pdf format. Methodology and results from the counselor survey and program manager interviews are also available.

Executive Summary

Not enough time to read the full report? Get the synopsis here.


Introduction to the Workforce System Disparities Report.

Disparities in Outcomes

Employment and wage disparities between participants in the Dislocated Worker Program and the Adult Program.

Context on Disparities

This section sheds light on important contextual disparities, including education, crime, family, work experience, age, and English skills.

Training Engagement

Completed credentials and other trainings by participants in workforce system programs.

Current Work

Work currently underway to address identified racial, age, education, and other disparities.

Potential Further Work

Future work that could be done to address disparities.


Conclusion to the Workforce System Disparities report.

Contact Us

Share your ideas about how DEED can address disparities, make suggestions for further research, or share other comments on this report.

About this Report

How the report was funded, who were the researchers and participants.

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