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Labor Market: Our Unrivaled Workforce is Our Competitive Advantage

How We Rank

  • 2nd highest labor force participation rate of 71.2 percent reflects Minnesota’s hard-working population. The state’s rate surpasses the national average (62.9 percent) by eight percentage points (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017)
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  • 3rd best state for jobs, according to an analysis of all 50 states using 29 metrics including job-market strength and health of the state’s economy (WalletHub, 2018)
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  • 7th in labor supply (Forbes, 2018)
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  • 7th in technology and science workforce (Milken Institute, 2018)

+ Minnesota's workforce is recognized nationwide

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