The number of job vacancies grew 15.3 percent from one year ago, to 72,569 during second quarter 2013. Statewide, the Health Care and Social Assistance industry has the most job vacancies at 19.4 percent, followed by Retail Trade at 13.4 percent, Accommodation and Food Services at 11.4 percent, and Manufacturing at 7.4 percent.
About 42,300 job vacancies, or 58.3 percent, were located in the Twin Cities seven-county area. The remaining 30,300 were in Greater Minnesota.
Overall, there were 2.1 unemployed job seekers for each job vacancy statewide. This ratio is now much more in line with the 2.0 ratio that Minnesota averaged between 2004 and 2007 before the start of the Great Recession in fourth quarter 2007.