During second quarter 2019, there were 146,513 job vacancies in Minnesota, up 3 percent from last year. There were 0.9 unemployed job seekers for each job vacancy statewide indicating a tight labor market (see graph below). Statewide, the Health Care & Social Assistance industry had the most job vacancies, followed by Accommodation & Food Service, Retail Trade and Manufacturing.
Regionally, 86,044 job vacancies or 58.7 percent were located in the Twin Cities seven-county area. The remaining 60,468 were in Greater Minnesota.
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