New Labor Info

New Labor Market Info

Transportation and warehousing is the second fastest growing industry in south central and southwest Minnesota, adding almost 1,000 jobs in the last decade (2007-2017). Increasing demand for workers and large numbers of openings has driven median wages higher than typical in the region, to $17.72 per hour in 2017. The growing share of jobs held by women represent an increase of 28% from 2003 to 2017. The transportation industry has a bright outlook in south central and southwest Minnesota, with a projected growth rate of 11.8%, nearly half of all new jobs in southwest and south central Minnesota are projected to be in the transportation industry.

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