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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