During fourth quarter 2018, there were 136,900 job vacancies in Minnesota, up 20 percent from last year.
There were 0.6 unemployed job seekers for each job vacancy statewide indicating an extremely 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.
Regionally, 76,500 job vacancies or 56 percent were located in the Twin Cities seven-county area. The remaining 60,400 were in Greater Minnesota.
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