The number of job vacancies grew by 15.7 percent from one year ago, to 98,000 during second quarter 2015. Statewide, the greatest number of vacancies were in the Health Care & Social Assistance industry, followed by Accommodation & Food Service, Retail Trade, and Educational Services. The statewide median wage offer was $12.99 per hour.
About 50,900 job vacancies, or 51.9 percent, were located in the Twin Cities seven-county area. The remaining 47,100 were in Greater Minnesota.
Statewide, there were 1.2 unemployed job seekers for each job vacancy, the third lowest ratio on record. This indicates that the labor market has tightened due to baby boomer retirements and continued job growth