Minnesota teen employment: growing number of young people are working!

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According to the latest numbers from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, Minnesota teens currently have the lowest unemployment rate and highest labor force participation rate since these records started being kept in 2002. 

Overall unemployment in Minnesota is 2.8%, which is low, and Minnesota’s labor market is very tight – there are currently almost two job openings for each person seeking a job. This means it's a job seeker’s market – a great time to look for employment! 

Summer is an important time for teen workers, as some make their moves into full-time employment after finishing their education, and others seek temporary work for the season to gain work experience, build a resume and earn money.  

It’s not too late to find a summer job or hire a summer worker! Want to find out more? View the resources below.