transportation regional labor market information profile

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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