DEED’s Labor Market Information Office works with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights to compile and distribute packets to assist employers who are developing affirmative action plans. The Affirmative Action Statistical Packets are compiled for companies to use in completing an availability analysis and utilization/underutilization analysis as mandated under the Minnesota Human Rights Act, Section 363A.36.
The packets, which were compiled using 2006 to 2010 five-year American Community Survey data, break down the percentage of males, females, whites and minorities working in detailed occupations. Data packets are available for the country, state, Metropolitan Statistical Areas, some Micropolitan Statistical Areas, and Greater Minnesota.
For information on developing or updating an affirmative action plan, go to the Minnesota Office of Human Rights Web site at http://mn.gov/mdhr/compliance/aa_plans.html
Choose the correct packet to download
Choose the packet that corresponds most closely with the area from which you recruit employees. The majority of employers in Minnesota recruit their workers from within commuting distance to their firm. However employers hiring for some positions, for example professionals and skilled workers, may have a broader recruitment area than for other, for example lower skilled, occupations. In these cases, adjacent regions, states or even the U.S. as a whole should be considered in setting affirmative action program goals.
Available packets are listed below under Step 2 as well as phone numbers for adjacent states. Use the following links to look up which counties are included in each packet.
Click to download packet (pdf format)
Metropolitan Statistical Areas
Micropolitan Statistical Areas
To obtain affirmative action data for another state, call:
North Dakota: 701.328.3048
South Dakota: 605.626.2314
Understand the Data
Once you’ve downloaded the appropriate packet, use these links to determine which occupations to include in your plan and to understand the data in your packet.
Note: Data is not available for every detailed occupation in every region. You may substitute occupational group data for individual occupations when necessary.