December 2017- Minnesota Economic Trends
This issue of Trends includes a cover story by Steve Hine and Cameron Macht about the growing number of immigrants in the Minnesota workforce. With the labor market tightening as baby boomers retire, foreign-born workers are becoming increasingly crucial in helping employers fill openings.
Other stories in this issue look at disappearing middle-wage jobs in the state, the gender wage gap in the health care and social assistance sector, where women rank among top wage earners by industry in Minnesota, and overall wage growth driven by competition for workers.
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