Counties: Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, St. Louis
- Northeast Minnesota is home to 8,850 business establishments providing 143,600 jobs through 2018. Average annual wages were $45,172 in the region.
- The industries that employ the most people in the Northeast Region are Healthcare (34,500), Retail Trade (17,400) and Accommodation and Food Services (15,200).
- Jobs in the Northeast planning area is projected to grow 1.1 percent from 2016 to 2026, a gain of 1,725 new jobs. In addition, the region is also expected to need 179,072 replacement openings to fill jobs left vacant by retirements and other career changers.
- The fastest growing occupations in the Northeast Region will be in the following fields: health care practitioners and support; personal care and service; building grounds cleaning and maintenance; community and social service; installation, maintenance and repair; and food preparation and serving related occupations.