Minnesota Monthly Employment Statistics

  • 3,002,476 employed workers
  • 104,555 unemployed workers
  • 3.4% unemployment rate

Workforce Data

The total employment for Minnesota is 2,962,400, which is -1,300 less than last month, a decrease of 0.04%. The total employment a year ago was 2,961,600, which is 800 lower than today. Employment has increased by 0.03% in the last year. Last months' total employment data was updated but changed less than 0.05%, a fairly insignificant amount. Last months total employment was revised to 2,964 from 2,964.

The Health and Education Services sectors are the leading employers in Minnesota. There are 544,300 employees in the sector. Last month the sector had 543,300 employees last month, an increase of 1,000 (0.18%). Last year the sector had 544,900 employees last year, a decrease of 600 (0.11%).

The chart below illustrates the total monthly employment:


In the month of July, 2019 the average hours worked was 40.8, this was a decrease from last month, which averaged 41.3 hours. This represents a change of 1.2%. Average hourly wages for the month were $22.98 per hour, which translates to $937.58 per week. Hourly wages increased over the last month from $22.77 per hour an increase of 0.9%. Weekly wages decreased over the last month from $940.40 per week a decrease of 0.3%.

A year ago, the average hours worked was 40.5 hourse per week, which is an increase of 0.7%. Hourly wages have increased over the last year from $21.58 per hour, an increase of 6.5%. Weekly wages have increased over the last year from $873.99 per week, an increase of 7.3%.

The chart below illustrates the average monthly wages:

Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate increased in July, 2019 from 3.3% to this months' 3.4%. A year ago the unemployment rate was 2.8%, 0.6% higher today. The total workforce in July, 2019 was 3,107,031, which is 0.2% higher than last months 3,100,632 and is 0.2% higher than last years 3,067,761. The total number of unemployed in Minnesota is 104,555 as compared to the revised figure from last month of 103,554 and 85,965 unemployed a year ago.

The chart below illustrates the change in the unemployment rate over the last year in Minnesota:

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About the Writer

This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & HomeGearWorks.com. Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.