Southeastern Minnesota


The latest report on Minnesota’s southeastern region is up on the RealTime Talent website.

Regional strengths of the Southeast include healthcare and social assistance (25% of employment) and manufacturing (35% of the region’s output). Healthcare positions is concentrated around the regional center in Rochester, while manufacturing jobs are distributed broadly across the region. Temporary agencies, staffing, and other employment services are abundant in this region, contributing to a higher job posting rate than other regions. With 500,923 inhabitants in 11 counties, the Southeast is currently Minnesota’s third fastest growing region. Its population is slightly older than the rest of the state, with 15.6% over the age of 65 compared to 13.9% statewide.

View the entire report on the Reports page of our site.

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