Metro

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

  • The Metro Region is home to 83,400 business establishments providing 1.76 million jobs through 2018. Average annual wages were $64,722 in the region. 
  • The industries that employ the most people in the Metro Region are Healthcare (275,200), Manufacturing (171,300) and Retail Trade (167,800).
  • The Metro Region is projected to grow 6.8 percent from 2016 to 2026, a gain of nearly 128,000 net new jobs. In addition, the region is also expected to need approximately 882,000 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: production; personal care and service; construction; healthcare; and installation, maintenance and repair occupations

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Workforce Strategy
Adesewa Adesiji
952-261-6942
Disability Employment
Marci Jasper
763-279-4364
Regional Labor Market Analysis
Tim O’Neill
651-257-7401
Layoff Assistance
Jason Wadell
651-259-7552
John Mohs
651-259-7535
Business Development
Kylle Jordan
651-259-7436
John Shoffner
651-259-7445
Veterans Employment
Mark Mann
763-279-4424