In December 2019, more Minnesotans worked in health care and social assistance (15.9%) than all others, followed by retail (10.5%) and local government (10.1%). (Source: DEED Current Employment Statistics)
In 2018, 14% of American Indian workers and 8% of Black workers in Minnesota were unemployed, roughly 2 to 3 times the unemployment rates for non-Hispanic White (3%) and Asian workers (4%). Additionally, 6% of Hispanic/Latino workers were unemployed. The overall unemployment rate for Minnesotans in 2018 was 3%. (Source: American Community Survey. More 2018 economic data in our Annual ACS Summary)
In 2nd quarter 2019, there were 0.9 unemployed job seekers and job vacancies statewide. During the recent Great Recession, this ratio peaked at 8.2 in 4th quarter 2009. (Source: DEED Job Vacancy Survey)
County Business Patterns (CBP)/Zip Code Business Patterns (ZBP)
The Economic Census provides a wealth of comprehensive information on industry revenues and other measures of American business performance that are available for small geographic areas up to the nation as a whole, conducted every five years (most recently 2002, 2007, 2012. and 2017)
Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW)
QCEW contains wages and employment data by industry at the state, regional, county and municipal levels. All establishments covered under the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program are required to report wage and employment statistics quarterly to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Data are available on a quarterly and annual basis. Learn more about QCEW and use the QCEW tool to obtain data on DEED's website.