May 2019 Greater Mankato Jobs Report

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released the May 2019 employment figures yesterday. The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) saw a gain of 157 jobs or 0.3% year over year in the month of May.  This is the 29th straight month of Mankato-North Mankato having year over year job growth.

The highest percent of growth came from the Goods Producing sectors (0.8% or 85 jobs). The Service Providing sectors added 0.2% or 72 jobs.

Hourly earnings in the private sector continue to stay above $26 an hour ($26.52). Over the last 24 months, wages have increased by 11.1%.

To see the trends in employment for Greater Mankato, visit:  https://greatermankato.com/current-employment-statistics-jobs-data

 

April 2019 Employment Figures

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released the April 2019 employment figures on Thursday. The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) saw a gain of 501 jobs or 0.9% year-over-year in the month of April.

Private sector hourly earning have significantly increased over the last two years. Since April of 2017, wages have increased 12.3%; to $26.87 per hour. Average hours worked (27.8 a week) has decreased as more employers try to offer flexible schedules to fill vacant positions.

Manufacturing employment jumped up 3.3% in April. This is the second highest (2017) rate of growth since 2001.

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Nov 2018 Employment Figures

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released the November 2018 employment figures today. The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) saw a gain of 1,537 jobs or 2.6% year over year in the month of November, which led all metropolitan areas in the state. This is the 11th straight month of Mankato-North Mankato leading the state in job growth. 

Manufacturing saw the highest growth rate ever in the month of November, 1.7% from October 2018.  This indicates the manufacturing sector is continuing to ramp up.

For graphs on employment trends click here: https://greatermankato.com/current-employment-statistics-jobs-data

 

Occupations in Demand

Occupations in Demand (OID) lists current career opportunities in a region as determined by regularly updated local labor market data. The OID list for a region is the group of occupations that rank highest on a Current Demand Indicator, which measures short-term demand for jobs locally.

OID can be used by job seekers and employment counselors for job search and career planning.

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Job Fair Hiring Event

The Mankato Workforce Center is hosting a Job Fair next Wednesday, December 7th from 10 am to 2 pm.  The event is free and open to anyone seeking employment.  The Workforce Center is located at 12 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato, MN in the Mankato Place Mall.

Companies that will be attending:

Agropur (formerly Davisco) in Le Sueur

Openings in Production, Lab, Janitorial, and Office/Professional.

For more information see: www.daviscofoods.com

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