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Goal: Everyone has skills and opportunities to obtain well-paying jobs

Minnesota is known for its robust economy powered by a strong workforce. But it also has some of the largest racial employment and education disparities in the nation. To meet the growing demand for technical and highly-skilled workers, we must develop education and training systems that ensure all workers are adequately prepared for an increasingly complex working environment.

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Making connections

Like much of the country, Minnesota is experiencing mixed results as it seeks to emerge from the economic downturn. These measures help tell us how well we are building a climate for business opportunities for those who seek jobs and opportunities to innovate.

Change in jobs (Economy)
Change in gross domestic product (Economy)
Health care coverage (Health)
Median household income (Economy)
Proportion of immigrant adults working ( Immigration)
Transportation expenses as share of household income (Transportation)

STEM section

STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) section in Education topic: Find data, benchmarks, and best practices.

New & Noteworthy

Images of male and female workers.

High participation in the labor force may not protect Minnesota from experiencing significant talent shortages over the next five years. What do the numbers say about how we can we chip away Minnesota’s workforce shortage?