December 2014 - Minnesota Economic Trends
The cover stories in this issue of Trends look at jobs in the STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and math. Overall, career prospects are strong for people with STEM degrees, even in professions outside the field. The health care sector, in particular, offers excellent job opportunities and good pay for people with STEM-related degrees.
Another story looks at how the approaching gray wave of retiring baby boomers will affect the labor force and economy in Minnesota. Other stories in this issue look at DEED’s new Cost of Living tool, the increasing use of Minnesota WorkForce Centers by unemployed customers, the changing face of manufacturing and four in-demand careers that require only certificates or licenses.
Download a full pdf of this issue or select the links below to view individual stories.