Northeast

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.

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Workforce Strategy
Shawn Herhusky
218-302-8408
Disability Employment
Bruce Bock
218-302-8429
Regional Labor Market Analysis
Cameron Macht
320-441-6596
Layoff Assistance
Marla Beaty
218-259-1380
Business Development
Bradley Brzezinski
218-310-7757
Veterans Employment
Tim Trumbull
218-302-8427