Job vacancies in Minnesota remained very high, at 97,580 during second quarter 2016, down 0.5 percent from one year ago. The Health Care and Social Assistance industry has the most job vacancies, followed by Accommodation and Food Service, Retail Trade, and Manufacturing.
About 53,984 job vacancies, or 55.3 percent, were located in the Twin Cities seven-county area. The remaining 44.7 percent were in Greater Minnesota.
Overall, there were 1.2 unemployed job seekers for each job vacancy statewide, equivalent to one year ago. This is the second lowest ratio in sixteen years, which indicates that the labor market has continued to improve for job seekers since the recession.
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