Minnesota’s Job vacancies increase in 2019 second quarter

Sunday, October 06, 2019

Minnesota employers reported 146,513 job vacancies in the second quarter of 2019, the highest total on record and an indication that the state’s labor market remains tight, according to figures recently released by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

The job vacancy survey figures were slightly ahead of the same period a year ago, when there were 142,282 job vacancies, which was the previous record.

Statewide, there were 0.9 unemployed persons for each vacancy, meaning there are slightly more open positions than unemployed individuals in Minnesota.

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