Employment fact of the day: April 10, 2008

by Teri Fritsma  

Hot off the presses!

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) just released its new list of Occupations in Demand.  This list is published twice a year and has gotten some good national attentionWhat’s great about the list is that it’s the most direct and accurate measure we have of the current demand in different occupations in Minnesota and 13 regions around the state.

Here are the top five occupations in demand in Minnesota (click on the link to view each occupation’s detailed profile):

Registered Nurses

Home Health Aides

Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants


General Office Clerks 

One thought on “Employment fact of the day: April 10, 2008

  1. OC April 13, 2009 / 3:12 pm


    The problem we’re having now is that so little is “in demand”. OID provides a relative ranking so even if there is a large drop in the number of job openings in a particular occupation it can still be ranked in the top quintile just because it has more job openings and fewer layoffs than other occupations. We’re a little uncomfortable with the name “Occupation In Demand” at the moment, but no one expected such a severe recession when we named this series.


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