Counties: Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, Winona

  • Southeast Minnesota is home to 12,500 business establishments providing 244,600 jobs through 2018. Average annual wages were $52,260 in the region. 
  • The industries that employ the most people in the Southeast Region are Healthcare (65,300), Manufacturing (28,500) and Retail Trade (26,600).
  • Jobs in the Southeast Region is projected to grow 4.6 percent from 2016 to 2026, a gain of 12,498 new jobs. In addition, the region is also expected to need 131,011 replacement openings to fill jobs left vacant by retirements and other career changers. 
  • The fastest growing occupations in the Southeast Region will be in the following fields: healthcare practitioners; transportation and material moving; healthcare support; production; and personal care and service occupations are expected to see the most new growth.

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Workforce Strategy
Jessica O'Brien
Disability Employment
Evie Wold
Regional Labor Market Analysis
Mark Schultz
Layoff Assistance
Laura Dale
Business Development
Natalie Siderius
Veterans Employment
Barry Platt