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  • Labor Market Information: Know Before You Go…Off to School!

    • Over the last year, the region has been conducting an asset mapping gap analysis of workforce development services with a focus on career counseling in high schools.  In addition to noting the significant skilled labor shortage in the region, one of the striking needs was the need to provide current labor market information to students and their parents.  Career counselors knew where to get the information but didn’t have the time to research it and package it in a way that was easy for students to understand.  Additionally, many career counselors and school administrators had no idea that there are so many great job opportunities for students that did not require a four year degree.  To address this, Labor Market Infographics and the “Know before You Go” campaign was developed.  The Infographics were designed with the high school student in mind but are applicable to all job seekers.  It was also important to create something that would be quick to read and understand and would be a way to educate parents as well.  Parents are the number one influencer in a student’s career decision and they tend to think that the only way to career success is with a four-year degree.  The Infographics can be easily shared on social media such as Twitter, Facebook and on school websites, emails, newsletters, and other marketing tools.  Schools, Chambers, EDA, ABE and others can access the Infographics free of charge on our websites.  Two of the Infographics are below (reduced to fit on the page) demonstrating that approximately a third of the graduates with an Associate degree make more than half of those with a Bachelor degree.  Other Infographics include the costs of education by degree type and college and current occupations in demand by degree.  The Infographics have been very well received by the secondary schools and other partners.    Click below to view these useful infographics in these Career Paths:
  • How do I know what job is right for me?
  • Minnesota Compass: Build Your Own Profile

 

Labor Market Data from MN Department of Employment and Economic Development for Southwest Minnesota

  • Career and Education Explorer: Data Tool What kinds of jobs can I do? And where can I get the education I need? The Career and Education Explorer lets you explore a wide range of occupations and related education in a single easy-to-use online tool. Find wages, demand, job opportunities, and more. Also download Eligible Training Provider listings including WIOA-certified trainings.
  • Southwest Minnesota Regional Labor Market Data:   
  • Southwest Minnesota Region BLOG /Newsletter – monthly articles written by DEED staff about our part of Minnesota which is a national leader in agriculture production, and renewable energy.   The region’s thriving manufacturing sector includes food processing, machinery, printing, metal products, and computers and electronic products!
  • Redwood County Data Tools/Labor Market Information:      Use this link and click on Redwood County and all the 21 statistical data information you could ever want to view is here! 
  • MN DEED All DATA TOOLS:  Select a title and then click on the county you are looking up!   This is a BOOK MARK page for sure!
  • QCEW Results:   This site will allow you to select date for one or more counties.   This link will provide you with data on businesses in your county such as employment, # of establishments, wages, average weekly wages, gross employment gains, and gross employment loss by businesses and government at all levels! 
  • COST OF LIVING TOOL.   This tool will show you the comparison for basic living expenses by county was you look at where your new occupation may take you and what earning levels you will need to make to afford where you live!

Luke Greiner is our regional Labor Analyst and is available to answer your questions via phone or email:   Click here ito reach out to Luke!

What is LYFT?   Launch Your Future Today (LYFT) is a rural career and technical education (CTE) pathway initiative with the purpose of rebuilding CTE in southwest and west central Minnesota. The goal of LYFT Pathways is for every secondary student in the region to gain marketable skills through meaningful CTE courses and opportunities which lead to further education and careers that match our region’s labor market needs.  Print the flyer here!

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Jul 27, 2018

Labor Market Infographics: Know Before You Go
Today’s labor market is very different than it was 20+ years ago when many of our parents and teachers were making decisions about their career.  Please share these infographics with your students, parents, teachers and greater community so that students can make informed decisions regarding their future.

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Jul 25, 2018

Career and Education Explorer: Data Tool
What kinds of jobs can I do? And where can I get the education I need? The Career and Education Explorer lets you explore a wide range of occupations and related education in a single easy-to-use online tool. Find wages, demand, job opportunities, and more. Also download Eligible Training Provider listings including WIOA-certified trainings.

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Jul 25, 2018

Southwest Minnesota: Health Care Profile
According to DEED’s Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) data, the 23-county Southwest Minnesota region was home to 1,113 health care and social assistance establishments providing 31,227 jobs in the third quarter of 2017. The sector accounted for 17.7 percent of total employment in the region, making it the second largest in the region, just behind manufacturing (32,579 jobs) but well ahead of retail...

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Jul 25, 2018

Southwest Minnesota Regional Labor Market Data
Explore the Southwest Minnesota labor market, including employment, unemployment, wages, occupations, and industries.

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Jul 25, 2018

Minnesota Compass: Build Your Own Profile
It's here! Our new Build Your Own tool allows you to access data from anywhere in Minnesota and customize it for your community. We developed the tool to better meet the needs of greater Minnesota communities, whose residents told us that "greater Minnesota is not the same" and emphasized the need for more options to access data for communities throughout the state.

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Jul 25, 2018

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Jul 25, 2018

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Jul 25, 2018

Southwest Minnesota: Manufacturing Profile
According to DEED’s Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) data, the 23-county Southwest Minnesota region was home to 602 manufacturing establishments providing 32,941 jobs through the third quarter of 2016. That was 10.2 percent of total manufacturing employment in the state. Manufacturing accounted for 18.6 percent of total employment in the region, making it the largest industry in the region ahead of health care...

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Jul 25, 2018

DEED: Unemployment Statistics
This site will provide you with the data sets from Unemployment, Employment; Labor Force; employment population ratio; labor force participation rate by county in SW MN and you can select the year/range.

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Jul 25, 2018

DEED: Southwest Minnesota Region Blog/Newsletter
Monthly articles written by DEED staff about our part of Minnesota which is a national leader in agriculture production, and renewable energy.   The region’s thriving manufacturing sector includes food processing, machinery, printing, metal products, and computers and electronic products!

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Jul 25, 2018

DEED: Redwood County Data Tools/Labor Market Information
Use this link and click on Redwood County and all the 21 statistical data information you could ever want to view is here!

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Jul 25, 2018

DEED (All Data Tools)
Select a title and then click on the county you are looking up!   This is a BOOK MARK page for sure!

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Jul 25, 2018

DEED: QCEW Results
This site will allow you to select date for one or more counties. This provides you data on businesses in your county  providing you with employment, number of establishments, wages, average weekly wages, gross employment gains, and gross employment loss by businesses and government at all levels!

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Jun 28, 2018

2018 Redwood County Labor Profile
The Redwood County Labor Profile data was gathered by Luke Greiner, our Regional DEED Labor Analyst.  Redwood County has experienced a -9.2% drop in population or a loss of 1543 people from 2000 to 2017!   This report is all based on data gathered from multiple datasets that gather information about the population of each county.   It show trends from the past years, and projections trends...

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Dec 31, 1969

Southwest Minnesota: Workforce Profile
In our diverse economy, there are many ways to achieve workforce success, and they don’t all follow the same straight or orderly path. Employers in Southwest Minnesota now provide over 177,000 jobs and the state has nearly 3 million jobs, so it can be hard to know which one might be right for you.

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