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Understanding Minnesota's Retail Job Market

Use available data to help plan for your next hire.

As the economy picks up the Minnesota Retailers Association (MnRA) has fielded calls from members looking to understand their local job market. Retailers planning for future employment needs have requested information on trends in the labor marketplace.

The State of Minnesota provides a variety of data and resources on today's jobs market.

One of our most used resources here at MnRA is the Positively Minnesota website maintained by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. This site aggregates employment information that can be sorted by industry and provides figures on useful items including current retail job vacancies.

Having an easy or hard time finding retail employees? Positivelyminnesota.com might help you understand why based on what is occurring in the marketplace, and even more important give you information to position your operation for success in hiring.

Here are some useful links to help you access Minnesota's labor market information:

Wondering what the state and national employment and unemployment trends are?
See a snapshot of theses numbers here.

See why it might be easy or difficult to find retail employees in your area.
Click here to search vacancy rates by location and industry here.

When is employment data released?
See a 2013 calendar of when data is scheduled to be release here.

Does DEED have other resources and report are available?
Visit this webpage to see available information.

Looking for other labor market data or trends? Contact MnRA at (651) 227-6631, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information.

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