Workforce

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Rochester Area Workforce

Rochester MSA’s labor force has grown by 3.3% over the last five years compared to Minnesota’s 3.0% and the U.S. at 2.5%. It is expected to continue to grow at a rate of 1.42% annually through 2050.

Indicator Rochester MSA Minnesota United States
Labor Force 118,727 3,020,213 157,245,000
Employment 115,238 2,909,949 149,703,000
Unemployment 3,467 110,264 7,542,000
Unemployment Rate 2.9% 3.7% 4.8%

Wage Information

For a complete listing of Occupation Employment Wage Information for the Rochester Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) click on this link to learn more: https://apps.deed.state.mn.us/lmi/oes/Results.aspx

Industry Area Name Employment # of Establishments Annual Avg. Wage
Total, All Industries Rochester MSA 112,801 4,935 $52,730
Natural Resource and Mining Rochester MSA 1,274 155 $31,267
Construction Rochester MSA 4,502 587 $52,895
Manufacturing Rochester MSA 10,873 211 $66,198
Trade, Transportation and Utilities Rochester MSA 17,983 1,149 $32,405
Information Rochester MSA 1,964 79 $53,272
Financial Activities Rochester MSA 2,553 424 $56,423
Professional and Business Services Rochester MSA 5,516 566 $43,321
Education and Health Services Rochester MSA 50,447 504 $67,065
Leisure and Hospitality Rochester MSA 10,771 566 $16,748
Other Services Rochester MSA 2,940 554 $27,327
Public Administration Rochester MSA 4,266 144 $56,497
Rochester MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) includes all of Olmsted, Dodge, Fillmore & Wabasha Counties
Industry Area Name Employment # of Establishments Annual Avg. Wage
Total, All Industries Dodge County 5,944 436 $41,184
Natural Resource and Mining Dodge County 274 24 $34,216
Construction Dodge County 502 85 $48,984
Manufacturing Dodge County 1,493 27 $55,900
Trade, Transportation and Utilities Dodge County 1,232 92 $41,808
Information Dodge County 53 6 $31,616
Financial Activities Dodge County 129 28 $44,564
Professional and Business Services Dodge County 275 46 $29,484
Education and Health Services Dodge County 948 35 $35,464
Leisure and Hospitality Dodge County 440 30 $13,208
Other Services Dodge County 210 41 $30,056
Public Administration Dodge County 385 23 $38,584
 
Industry Area Name Employment # of Establishment Annual Avg. Wage
Total, All Industries Fillmore County 6,071 635 $31,928
Natural Resource and Mining Fillmore County 352 44 $31,980
Construction Fillmore County 277 77 $46,436
Manufacturing Fillmore County 834 47 $42,432
Trade, Transportation and Utilities Fillmore County 1,296 150 $36,400
Information Fillmore County 70 17 $32,032
Financial Activities Fillmore County 235 50 $47,580
Professional and Business Services Fillmore County 158 49 $28,496
Education and Health Services Fillmore County 1,577 42 $27,404
Leisure and Hospitality Fillmore County 617 78 $11,804
Other Services Fillmore County 148 48 $16,640
Public Administration Fillmore County 503 35 $32,084
 
Industry Area Name Employment # of Establishments Annual Avg. Wage
Total, All Industries Olmsted County 93,848 3,282 $56,108
Natural Resource and Mining Olmsted County 269 45 $32,552
Construction Olmsted County 3,479 353 $54,496
Manufacturing Olmsted County 6,912 105 $76,284
Trade, Transportation and Utilities Olmsted County 13,996 761 $30,940
Information Olmsted County 1,784 49 $54,756
Financial Activities Olmsted County 1,994 311 $58,968
Professional and Business Services Olmsted County 4,895 427 $44,980
Education and Health Services Olmsted County 46,519 369 $70,044
Leisure and Hospitality Olmsted County 8,673 386 $17,576
Other Services Olmsted County 2,421 413 $28,392
Public Administration Olmsted County 2,904 65 $66,352
 
Industry Area Name Employment # of Establishments Annual Avg. Wage
Total, All Industries Wabasha County 6,938 582 $34,996
Natural Resource and Mining Wabasha County 379 42 $27,352
Construction Wabasha County 244 72 $39,676
Manufacturing Wabasha County 1,634 32 $45,136
Trade, Transportation and Utilities Wabasha County 1,459 146 $34,580
Information Wabasha County 57 7 $54,704
Financial Activities Wabasha County 195 35 $48,932
Professional and Business Services Wabasha County 188 44 $32,708
Education and Health Services Wabasha County 1,403 58 $35,620
Leisure and Hospitality Wabasha County 741 72 $12,636
Other Services Wabasha County 161 52 $17,576
Public Administration Wabasha County 474 21 $37,024
Source: Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development (2015)

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