Educational Needs of the Workforce

15 Feb 2017

Are Minnesotans overeducated?

There has been a lot of debate in recent years about whether people will need more or less education to find jobs in the future. 

An often-cited study by Georgetown University’s Center on Education estimated that 74 percent of jobs in Minnesota will require some level of post-secondary education by 2020. Others question that figure, pointing to persistent underemployment among Minnesotans with post-secondary degrees. 

A story by Steve Hine and Matt Bombyk in the latest issue of Trends magazine addresses that question by examining figures from DEED’s Job Vacancy Survey and other statistical sources. 

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