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.