10/2/2018 3:00:00 PM
Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes Hispanic and Latino Americans for their contributions to the US and celebrates their culture and history. DEED’s Labor Market Information Office crunches the numbers, drawing from the latest 2017 1-year estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey – or ACS.
Regardless of status, the survey aims to represent all persons. The survey does not ask about being in the country legally or not. There are likely significant undercounts for undocumented workers (if they are undocumented, it’s unlikely they will be responding to a Census survey). Read more on the ACS methodology.
The Hispanic or Latino population in Minnesota is much younger than the overall population in the state. For example, in 2017, 32.4 percent of the Hispanic or Latino population was 14 years of age or younger. Comparatively, only 19.4 percent of the state’s total population was 14 years of age or younger. On the other side of the spectrum, only 3.3 percent of the Hispanic or Latino population in Minnesota was 65 years of age or older, while 15.4 percent of the state’s total population was 65 years of age or older. The median age for the Hispanic or Latino population in the state is 24.7 years, while it is 37.9 years for the total population.
Industry sectors in Minnesota employing the most Hispanic or Latino workers are:
These industry sectors account for nearly two-thirds (65.4 percent) of Hispanic or Latino workers in the state. Overall, jobs held by Hispanic or Latino workers make up about 4.5 percent of Minnesota’s total employment. Agriculture has the highest share of its total employment being held by Hispanic or Latino workers, at 14.7 percent. Other industry sectors with high shares of their respective total employment being held by Hispanic or Latino workers include Administrative and Support Services (9.5 percent), Accommodation and Food Services (9.0 percent), and Manufacturing (6.8 percent).
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, CareerOneStop provides numerous employment-related tools to help job seekers, students, businesses and career professionals. The entire site is available in Spanish. Find the world icon at the top of the webpage and select ‘Espanol’ for translation.
Newest Career Videos – CareerOneStop’s newly-emerging career videos are all available with Spanish and English closed captioning.
Career Videos – Over 500 archived career videos in Spanish are available.
ChatBot – The COS CareerBot is able to communicate in Spanish. The chat is located in the lower right hand corner of the CareerOneStop website.
Outreach Materials – Several brochures and printable resources are available in Spanish.