This blog is intended to be a resource for people interested in Minnesota labor market statistics.

If you attended a presentation I gave, you can find handout and other reference materials under the "Past Presentations" tab, sorted by date and location.

Our annual state of the state issue of Minnesota Economic Trends is now available for your reading pleasure.

We are now officially half way through 2013! It’s been an interesting year. I’ve had three jobs in six months and found way back, once again, to the LMI Office.


This is where I belong.


It has been my pleasure to serve the Labor Market Information Office for the past 12 years. Next week I will be transitioning into a new job. I am excited for the opportunity and sad to say goodbye.


Today I gave my last official presentation. It ranks up there as one of my favorites.



The December 2012 issue of Minnesota Employment Review features articles on Minnesota’s labor force participation rate and Central Minnesota’s long-term care industry.

The December 2012 issue of Minnesota Economic Trends is now available, including a wonderful analysis of Minnesota’s long-term unemployed and a look at careers in social media.

The newest issue of Minnesota Employment Review is now available, featuring articles on regional job projections to 2020 and the education sector in southeast Minnesota.


If you attended my workshop at the Career Fair, thank you!  My presentation and handout materials are available here.

The October 2012 edition of Minnesota Employment Review is now available, including an article on the Minnesota workforce employed part-time for economic reasons. Also check out my article on how Minnesota unemployment rates compared in 2011 nationally and by various demographic characteristics.


Check out the September issue of Minnesota Employment Review, featuring an article on Minnesota’s leading industries by county and another on the distinguishing industries of Northeast Minnesota.

The view from Metropolitan State University, where I presented today. You can’t beat that view!

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