There were 97,400 job vacancies in Minnesota during fourth quarter 2016, a 1.3 percent increase over last year.
There were 1.1 unemployed job seekers for each job vacancy statewide indicating a continuing tight labor market (see graph below).
Statewide, the Health Care & Social Assistance industry had the most job vacancies, followed by Retail Trade, Accommodation & Food Service, and Manufacturing.
About 57,700 job vacancies, 59 percent, were located in the Twin Cities seven-county area. The remaining 39,600 were in Greater Minnesota.
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