September 2016-Minnesota Economic Trends
Two stories in this issue of Minnesota Economic Trends examine ongoing changes in the Minnesota labor market. One story looks at Minnesota’s shift from a goods-based to a knowledge-based service economy and what that means for certain types of occupations. The other story looks at how aging workers are affecting Minnesota’s economy. The workforce in virtually every region and industry in the state is aging.
This issue’s cover story focuses on the rising cost of higher education and whether continuing an education after high school pays off in the long run. The answer can vary, depending on several factors.
Another story takes a deep data dive, examining the pros and cons of each of the nine sources of government wage data that are available for free on the internet.
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