Government – MSP Sector Analysis 2017 Q4 – TC – May 2018
State and local government employs approximately 178,494 people in the 7-county Minneapolis-Saint Paul region, about 10% of the region’s total employment. An estimated 53,882 people will need to be trained by 2020 to fill expected job openings in state and local government. Healthcare and Education account for the greatest training need due to retirements, job changes, and growth (analyzed in a separate report). Government Operations, Public Safety, and Transportation also experience increasing difficulty finding talent with is only expected to grow. Short-term pathways focus on Certificate and AA-level occupations.