Our annual state-of-the-state issue of Trends provides an overview of Minnesota’s labor market changes and job growth and takes a close look at each of the state’s six regions, as well as examining wages and inflation, the role of Career and Technical Education in retaining workforce in Greater Minnesota, and more.
This article provides an overview of employment growth and labor force trends as Minnesota continues to recover from the economic impacts of the pandemic.
This article examines the various ways of measuring both wage and other compensation increases and how inflation impacts real purchasing power.
This article documents the challenges of workforce retention in Greater Minnesota among college-age individuals and examines the role that high school Career and Technical Education (CTE) can play in mitigating them.
As we enter the summer of 2022, labor markets throughout the state of Minnesota continue to navigate through uncharted territory.
The decline of the labor force in Northeast Minnesota has been the story of the last two-plus years in our world of labor market analysis.
More than two years after the pandemic halted the longest economic expansion in our history, Central Minnesota and the entire state have not yet recovered all the jobs lost during the two-month pandemic recession.
As Southeast Minnesota’s economy emerges from the pandemic period, the labor market is getting back to normal.
As Southwest Minnesota's economy continues to recover from the pandemic recession, the region's labor force constraints continue to hold back more robust growth.
Of the six regions in the state, Northwest Minnesota is the closest to being back to their pre-pandemic normal.