Minnesota Employment Analysis

( Data Date : August 2017 )

Minnesota Employment Data

Minnesota, the northernmost Midwest state, has been one of the top performers in coming back from the Great Recession. It has in large part done this by focusing on those underrepresented in the workforce; underserved youth, and adults in need of skills development. Investments in infrastructure and a focus on exports industries have led to increases in outside investment in the North Star State. (Source: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development)


State/Metropolitan Employment Data:

Minnesota Unemployment Rate Trends (% change)

  • Compared to national rates, minnesota unemployment rate in August 2017 was lower by 0.8% than the U.S. rate of 4.4%.

  • Employment information is based on data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

    Graphs and charts are based on monthly data from 2000 to present (BLS reports monthly data a month to six weeks after the close of each month).

    The data MuniNet Guide uses and presents is seasonally adjusted.