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 2016 118,462 2,994,599 158,968,000
Employment 2016 114,520 2,872,658 151,798,000
Unemployment 2016 3,942 121,941 7,170,000
Unemployment Rate 2016 3.3% 4.1% 4.5%

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 2016 Rochester MSA 114,701 4,887 $42,068
Natural Resource and Mining Rochester MSA 1,242 164 $32,851
Construction Rochester MSA 4,568 575 $48,659
Manufacturing Rochester MSA 10,564 201 $55,471
Trade, Transportation and Utilities Rochester MSA 18,244 1,106 $36,595
Information Rochester MSA 1,871 79 $45,916
Financial Activities Rochester MSA 2,533 421 $51,168
Professional and Business Services Rochester MSA 5,211 555 $34,697
Education and Health Services Rochester MSA 52,535 513 $43,121
Leisure and Hospitality Rochester MSA 10,565 568 $14,495
Other Services Rochester MSA 3,035 560 $23,855
Public Administration Rochester MSA 4,328 149 $41,934
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 2016 Dodge County 5,924 427 $42,796
Natural Resource and Mining Dodge County 261 27 $35,464
Construction Dodge County 482 82 $51,948
Manufacturing Dodge County 1,506 26 $57,252
Trade, Transportation and Utilities Dodge County 1,246 87 $43,524
Information Dodge County 58 6 $33,488
Financial Activities Dodge County 119 26 $46,644
Professional and Business Services Dodge County 267 45 $35,100
Education and Health Services Dodge County 994 35 $35,464
Leisure and Hospitality Dodge County 425 30 $13,780
Other Services Dodge County 204 41 $31,616
Public Administration Dodge County 362 23 $40,352
 
Industry Area Name Employment # of Establishment Annual Avg. Wage
Total, All Industries 2016 Fillmore County 6,134 632 $32,552
Natural Resource and Mining Fillmore County 331 45 $33,748
Construction Fillmore County 267 73 $49,712
Manufacturing Fillmore County 694 44 $43,056
Trade, Transportation and Utilities Fillmore County 1,517 146 $36,764
Information Fillmore County 69 18 $32,500
Financial Activities Fillmore County 250 50 $45,084
Professional and Business Services Fillmore County 159 47 $28,184
Education and Health Services Fillmore County 1,558 45 $28,444
Leisure and Hospitality Fillmore County 650 82 $12,792
Other Services Fillmore County 144 49 $17,784
Public Administration Fillmore County 493 35 $33,124
 
Industry Area Name Employment # of Establishments Annual Avg. Wage
Total, All Industries 2016 Olmsted County 95,957 3,271 $57,512
Natural Resource and Mining Olmsted County 276 48 $33,124
Construction Olmsted County 3,644 349 $56,420
Manufacturing Olmsted County 6,808 102 $76,128
Trade, Transportation and Utilities Olmsted County 14,098 742 $31,460
Information Olmsted County 1,689 47 $58,708
Financial Activities Olmsted County 1,973 313 $59,904
Professional and Business Services Olmsted County 4,614 426 $47,216
Education and Health Services Olmsted County 48,579 375 $71,500
Leisure and Hospitality Olmsted County 8,794 386 $18,148
Other Services Olmsted County 2,506 415 $28,860
Public Administration Olmsted County 2,974 69 $67,236
 
Industry Area Name Employment # of Establishments Annual Avg. Wage
Total, All Industries 2016 Wabasha County 6,686 557 $35,412
Natural Resource and Mining Wabasha County 374 44 $29,068
Construction Wabasha County 175 71 $36,556
Manufacturing Wabasha County 1,556 29 $45,448
Trade, Transportation and Utilities Wabasha County 1,383 131 $34,632
Information Wabasha County 55 8 $58,968
Financial Activities Wabasha County 191 32 $53,040
Professional and Business Services Wabasha County 171 37 $28,288
Education and Health Services Wabasha County 1,404 58 $37,076
Leisure and Hospitality Wabasha County 696 70 $13,260
Other Services Wabasha County 181 55 $17,160
Public Administration Wabasha County 499 22 $27,024
Source: Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development (2016)

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