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Essential information for employers

If you’re looking to expand your business or hire a position new to your company, you’ll likely want data to inform your decisions. Access to current and reliable information on the labor market is important, no matter the size of your business, the goods you produce or the services you provide.

You can see customized and up-to-date information about employment and unemployment, wage information and demand for certain occupations by visiting the My Labor Market tab on your account dashboard. You will need to create a no-fee account on CareerForceMN.com to access this customized information.

Minnesota’s Labor Market Information Office collects employment, wage and industry information from throughout the state, then analyzes it to provide information employers and others can use to make decisions and plan for the future.

If you don’t know where to start, we have regional profiles, articles and blogs for every region in Minnesota. You can also find the labor market analyst for your region of Minnesota by visiting Meet Your Regional Team.

Beyond economic trends, you might also need to know information about the population where your business is located. The U.S. Census Bureau is a clearinghouse of population demographics and the Minnesota State Demographic Center  provides data by county.