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Workforce

The Rochester area draws qualified workers from 30 to 50 miles away. It is estimated that the true labor force willing to commute and work in the Rochester area is around 150,000 people.

Rochester Area Workforce

Indicator Rochester MSA Minnesota United States
Labor Force April 2021 124,219 3,016,125 160,379,000
Employment April 2021 120,163 2,890,411 151,160,000
Unemployment April 2021 4,056 125,714 9,220,000
Unemployment Rate April 2021 3.3% 4.2% 5.7%

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/

Industry Area Name Employment # of Establishments Annual Avg. Wage
Total, All Industries 2021 Annual Av. Rochester MSA 117,529 5,579 $66,934
Natural Resource and Mining Rochester MSA 1,171 153 $39,567
Construction Rochester MSA 5,310 655 $67,078
Manufacturing Rochester MSA 9,721 204 $81,566
Trade, Transportation and Utilities Rochester MSA 17,169 1,071 $42,103
Information Rochester MSA 1,172 91 $69,226
Financial Activities Rochester MSA 2,574 462 $72,399
Professional and Business Services Rochester MSA 6,307 617 $67,121
Education and Health Services Rochester MSA 56,702 924 $81,542
Leisure and Hospitality Rochester MSA 9,888 613 $22,546
Other Services Rochester MSA 2,902 648 $35,107
Public Administration Rochester MSA 4,613 141 $67,029
Rochester MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) includes all of Olmsted, Dodge, Fillmore & Wabasha Counties
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