The States of Minnesota and Wisconsin offer quality employment services through job training and career assistance for individuals who are out of work or who have suffered job loss for several reasons.

There are six CareerForce Centers throughout the Northland. They can be found in:

Additionally, Minnesota Works is the State’s no-fee, searchable online jobs database for job seekers and employers.  Employers can post jobs for free, search the state’s largest online resume database, use job match technology to find top candidates, save candidates’ resumes to review and recruit later, and receive emails when resumes match their job criteria. Job seekers can view thousands of job listings from private employers statewide, upload resumes, apply for jobs online, manage and track their job search efforts, and sign up for email notification of new job listings.

Northland Connection provides access to a broad array of tools that provide economic and demographic data from the region:

A data visualization platform called Workforce IQ that showcases comprehensive workforce data from across the region.

Tools to compare the Northland and Minnesota to other states and regions, including:

  • State-by-state comparisons from CompareMinnesota
  • Social indicators data for the Northland from Minnesota Compass
  • Duluth-Superior MSA cluster mapping
  • Data from the Bureau of Economic Activity and Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • American FactFinder, the U.S. Census’s data tool

For assistance in obtaining additional data, contact Karl Schuettler at 218.529.7564 or kschuettler@northspan.org.

Workforce Data

The Northland has a wealth of highly educated, competent, and motivated people who are eager to put their skills to work. Area companies and organizations benefit from the quality of the workforce’s strong work ethic, low turnover, quality education system, positive labor/management relations, and competitive labor costs.

Data in this table is for the 7-county Arrowhead region. The State of Minnesota also tracks monthly data for the Duluth metropolitan area using its Current Employment Statistics tool. Data for Douglas County is available upon request.

EMPLOYMENT AND SALARY BY INDUSTRY, 2016

 

 

 NAICS Industry Title

Employment

Avg. Annual Wage

Percent Change, 2015-2016

Industry Employment
as % of Total

 Total, All Industries

141,683

$41,755

-0.7%

100.0%

Healthcare and Social Assistance

33,659

$46,544

1.3%

23.8%

Retail Trade

17,550

$24,802

-1.5%

12.4%

Accommodation & Food Services

14,843

$15,977

1.0%

10.5%

Educational Services

12,079

$42,545

1.9%

8.5%

Public Administration

10,933

$49,494

2.0%

7.7%

Manufacturing

8,461

$57,425

-1.5%

5.9%

Construction

6,402

$55,986

-8.4%

4.5%

Other Services

5,005

$25,804

2.2%

3.5%

Finance & Insurance

4,645

$51,097

2.6%

3.3%

Professional & Technical Services

4,160

$60,983

-2.7%

2.9%

Transportation & Warehousing

3,877

$46,423

2.3%

2.7%

Admin. Support & Waste Mgmt.

3,839

$26,355

-4.9%

2.7%

Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation

3,611

$22,631

-2.0%

2.5%

Mining

3,608

$80,607

-17.3%

2.5%

 Wholesale Trade

3,050

$52,282

-3.7%

2.2%

 Utilities

1,646

$94,625

-4.5%

1.2%

Information

1,522

$43,072

-5.1%

1.1%

Real Estate & Rental & Leasing

1,311

$28,443

-0.2%

0.9%

 Management of Companies

818

$75,207

2.4%

0.6%

 Agriculture, Forestry, Fish & Hunt

660

$36,999

1.4%

0.5%

 

Source: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 2016.