Northern Minnesota Workforce

Highly educated, competent and motivated

The Northland (2008 pop. est. 364,116) has a wealth of highly educated, competent and motivated people who are eager to put their skills to work. Area companies and organizations boast of the quality workforce, strong work ethic, low turnover, positive labor/management relations and competitive labor costs.

The region's labor pool is fed by outstanding public schools and higher educational facilities that include three universities, a private college, eight community colleges that are part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and Wisconsin Technical College Systems, and a number of specialized vocational schools.

A recent workforce survey reveals that many people live in the Northland to enjoy its high quality of life and have skills beyond their current employment that they would like to utilize.

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Higher Education Institutions, Enrollment, Annual Graduate Degrees or Certificates, Total Annual Graduates by Program

Population, Population by Age Group, Households, Net Migration, Education Attainment

Labor Force
Unemployment Rate, Employment by Age, Gender, Industry, Group Occupation and Occupation Type, Commute Times

Labor Costs
Payroll, Salary, Workers Compensation & Unemployment Insurance Rates