Statewide, Minnesota saw a 30% decrease in new job postings from the week of March 22-28, 2020 compared to the previous week and a 25% decrease in new job postings compared to the same time-frame last year.
The Twin Cities 7 County Metro saw a 19.6% decrease in new job postings from the week of March 22-28, 2020 compared to the previous week and a 23.6% decrease in new job postings compared to the same time-frame last year.
On March 30th, the Department of Employment and Economic Development released staggering numbers that show the state has received just over 239,000 applications for unemployment insurance benefits since March 16th – more applications than the state received in all of 2019. Friday, April 3rd, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a loss of 701,00 jobs nation-wide for the month of March. Yet, employers in Minnesota continue to post new job postings for jobs that need to be filled. Jobs in retail, healthcare, business, finance, education, and information technology, continue to be posted online. Below, you will find a summary and details for each county in regard to employers who posted new job posts last week.
Anoka County – 437 new job postings were posted in Anoka County for March 22-28, 2020. Shipt, a grocery delivery service that has seen a large increase in demand for its services since the shelter-in-place order is looking for grocery shoppers in Anoka County and throughout the state.