Research and Analysis

Our Analysis and Evaluation and Labor Market Information offices produce a wide variety of research and reports. They examine the state's key industries and sectors, address current and emerging business issues, and analyze workforce and economic trends.

Manufacturing Business Conditions

Manufacturers share their outlook on their industries and the economy.

Manufacturing Skills Gap

Surveys manufacturers statewide about the worker skills that are key to their success.

Business Services Industry Conditions

Business services firms share their outlook on their industries and the economy.

Minnesota's Clean Energy Economy

A sweeping profile of five key clean-energy industries statewide.

Industry Fact Sheets and Reports

Fact sheets and special reports about some of our core industries and their success.

Why Minnesota Regional Fact Sheets

Profiles of six key regions focus on education, workforce, business taxes, & infrastructure.

Business Expansions Reported Statewide

Highlights business startups and expansions at various stages from Minnesota firms statewide. 

What Works in Workforce Programs

Outcome data and research on best practices in workforce development programming.

Workforce System Disparities Report

Examines race and class disparities in workforce development programs.

Mn Works and WorkForce Center Use

Monthly snapshot of activity on Minnesotaworks.net and at WorkForce Centers statewide.