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Immigrants and Minnesota's Workforce
University of Minnesota, Office of University Economic Development, January 2017, 22 pp.
The purpose of this report is to describe a range of important factors in understanding the demographic changes underway in Minnesota, with particular attention to evolving trends related to immigrants and refugees, and what role these changes will have on the state. more info >
Greater Minnesota: Refined and Revisited
Minnesota State Demographic Center, January 2017, 68 pp.
This report details demographic and economic characteristics of Minnesota's residents using a four-tiered definition of an area--urban, large town, small town, and rural--based on both population size and proximity to other communities. more info >
Itasca County Workforce Streams Study
Wilder Research, November 2016, 85 pp.
Itasca County leaders were interested in a deeper understanding of the complex issues affecting the workforce and employment in the county, where unemployment has hovered above the state average. This report is a compilation of data and interviews with Itasca County professionals and residents facing employment challenges. more info >
America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, July 2016, 60 pp.
Reports data on a set of indicators of child well-being. Indicators included are in the categories of family and social environment, economic categories, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health. This is an annual report. more info >
Kids Count Data Book: State Profiles of Child Well-being
Annie E. Casey Foundation, June 2016, 60 pp.
This annual report provides data on 10 indicators of child well-being, by state and for the U.S. States are ranked on each indicator and compared to previous years. more info >
Educating for the Future: Baseline Estimates of Minnesota’s Educational Attainment
Minnesota Office of Higher Education, May 2016, 41 pp.
The 2015 Minnesota Legislature enacted legislation setting a target that 70 percent of Minnesota adults age 25 to 44 will have attained a postsecondary certificate or degree by 2025. Before that data could be measured, Minnesota needed to determine the current percentage of the age 25 to 44 population with a certificate or higher, by race and ethnicity. This report establishes methods to estimate current data to understand the gaps faced. more info >
The Economic Competitiveness of the Twin Cities Region
Metropolitan Council, March 2015, 14 pp.
Report describing job gains and growth in the Twin Cities metro area between 2000 and 2014. Employment data is represented by geographic location and industry cluster. more info >
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development : Workforce Facts
Labor market data, information, and publications. more info >