10/10/2019 11:00:00 AM
Commissioner Steve Grove
In Minnesota, we have so much to be optimistic about – our diverse economy, a strong business climate, and an extraordinary workforce founded on values of hard work and integrity.
However, no one would say that the growth of Minnesota's economy is inevitable. We have a severe workforce shortage. Our most recent Job Vacancy Survey shows there are nearly two job openings for every Minnesotan looking for work.
That’s why, at DEED, we are working to empower the growth of the Minnesota economy, for everyone. Many communities face barriers to employment, and even during this tight labor market, Minnesotans experience high unemployment rates.
In the September 2019 issue of Minnesota Economic Trends, we take a deeper look at the state’s labor market and explore current workforce hot topics. This edition includes:
Minnesota Economic Trends is DEED’s quarterly magazine that provides expert analysis of the state's labor market, industries and economy. Produced by our Labor Market Information Office, the magazine features articles on workforce, demographic, and economic trends written by our labor market analysts and guest columnists. You’re invited to peruse our library of Minnesota Economic Trends.
– Commissioner Steve Grove