More than 3 million Minnesotans worked in October, the highest total ever recorded
Minnesota has continued to outpace national job growth
November 17, 2023
Minnesota hit a record number of workers in October, with more than 3 million on the job last month.
While unemployment ticked up and the labor force shrunk slightly last month, Minnesota continued to outpace national job growth, which has begun to cool after months of resilience.
After declining at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of Minnesota jobs had hovered around 2.5 million or higher since August 2022. The record-setting October number indicates strong economic growth, said Angelina Nguyễn, labor market information office director at the state Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).