Counties: Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, Washington

  • The Metro Region is home to 92,050 business establishments providing 1,728,700 jobs through 2022. Average annual wages were $76,767 in the region. 
  • The industries that employ the most people in the Metro Region are Health Care & Social Assistance (279,400 jobs), Manufacturing (174,600) and Retail Trade (153,700).
  • The Metro Region is projected to grow 6.2% from 2020 to 2030, a gain of nearly 113,300 net new jobs. In addition, the region is also expected to need approximately 773,335 replacement openings to fill jobs left vacant by retirements and other career changers.
  • The fastest growing occupations in the Metro Region will be in the following fields: healthcare support, food prep & serving, personal care & service, computer & mathematical, and community & social service occupations.

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Workforce Strategy

Adesewa Adesiji

Disability Employment

Michelle Chmielewski
Marci Jasper

Regional Labor Market Analysis

Tim O’Neill

Layoff Assistance

Laura Dale
John Mohs

Business Development

Colleen Eddy

Veterans Employment

Robert Willis
Lee Okerstrom