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, positive labor/management relations, and competitive labor costs.

The region's labor pool is fed by outstanding schools and higher education facilities, which are evident in the data for the region.

 
  Duluth MN Superior WI MSA
  Workforce Data 2015

 

  NONAGRICULTURAL WAGE & SALARY EMPLOYMENT

   

 

 

 Industry Title

Employment

Year

Month

Industry Employment
as % of Total

 Total Nonfarm

137,265

-0.2%

2.1%

100.0%

 Total Private

111,440

0.1%

3.1%

81.2%

 Good-Producing excluding Agriculture

16,450

5.9%

7.6%

12.0%

 Mining, Logging, and Construction

9,517

-3.6%

11.7%

6.9%

 Manufacturing

6,933

-8.9%

2.4%

5.1%

 Service-Providing

120,815

0.6%

1.3%

88.0%

 Private Service Providing

94,990

1.2%

2.4%

69.2%

 Trade, Transportation and Utilities

25,457

-1.4%

-0.5%

18.5%

 Wholesale Trade

3,249

-4.7%

0.8%

2.4%

 Retail Trade

15,748

-1.3%

-1.6%

11.5%

 General Merchandise Stores

3,202

-2.8%

1.7%

2.3%

 Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities

6,460

0.1%

1.7%

4.7%

 Information

1,451

0.3%

0.7%

1.1%

 Financial Activities

5,775

1.1%

1.0%

4.2%

 Professional and Business Services

8,640

-0.7%

7.0%

6.3%

 Educational and Health

31,894

3.8%

0.3%

23.2%

 Leisure and Hospitality

15,453

1.1%

9.7%

11.3%

 Other Services (Private Only)

6,320

1.6%

4.2%

4.6%

 Government

25,825

-1.3%

-2.4%

18.8%

 Federal Government

1,630

-3.3%

1.9%

1.2%

 State Government

6,955

-2.1%

-4.3%

5.1%

 Local Government

17,240

-0.8%

-2.0%

12.6%


Source: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), 2015.