Minnesota Employment Data by County

County with the Most Businesses: Hennepin County Minnesota, 37,964
County with the Most Employees: Hennepin County Minnesota, 827,294
County with Highest Average Hourly Wage: Hennepin County Minnesota, $1,343
County with Highest Unemployment Rate: Clearwater County Minnesota, 12.5%



Aitkin County Minnesota

Total Businesses3830.2% of state total
Total Employment3,1840.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$64457.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate9.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade6015.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade58318.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places338.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places32410.2% of county employees



Anoka County Minnesota

Total Businesses6,9434.1% of state total
Total Employment106,9614.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$99288.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction1,03014.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing22,72321.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places4256.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places9,3928.8% of county employees



Becker County Minnesota

Total Businesses9300.6% of state total
Total Employment11,1300.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$70462.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction15917.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare2,24420.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Residential building construction464.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places9638.7% of county employees



Beltrami County Minnesota

Total Businesses1,0660.6% of state total
Total Employment14,1670.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$73465.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade19117.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare3,67926.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places676.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,3889.8% of county employees



Benton County Minnesota

Total Businesses9060.5% of state total
Total Employment15,6990.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$77769.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction17319.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing3,87824.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places424.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Nursing care facilities skilled nursing8355.3% of county employees



Big Stone County Minnesota

Total Businesses1790.1% of state total
Total Employment1,1120.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$74766.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade2815.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Construction18716.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Insurance agencies and brokerages95.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places706.3% of county employees



Blue Earth County Minnesota

Total Businesses1,9081.1% of state total
Total Employment35,3031.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$78970.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade30015.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare8,72124.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1286.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3,2489.2% of county employees



Brown County Minnesota

Total Businesses7610.5% of state total
Total Employment12,2050.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$78369.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade10213.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing2,88523.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places405.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Dairy product except frozen manufacturing8456.9% of county employees



Carlton County Minnesota

Total Businesses6390.4% of state total
Total Employment8,4560.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$83874.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade11117.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare1,62919.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places457.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places88310.4% of county employees



Carver County Minnesota

Total Businesses2,3081.4% of state total
Total Employment34,1251.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,04593.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction33114.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing9,60528.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1245.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2,6187.7% of county employees



Cass County Minnesota

Total Businesses7660.5% of state total
Total Employment6,5390.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$52546.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate8.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Accommodation and food services13717.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services1,82527.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places557.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Hotels and motels except casino hotels81912.5% of county employees



Chippewa County Minnesota

Total Businesses3920.2% of state total
Total Employment4,4980.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$72264.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction5012.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,19626.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places215.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2986.6% of county employees



Chisago County Minnesota

Total Businesses1,0420.6% of state total
Total Employment12,9660.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$82573.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction18717.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare3,89530.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places626.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,1288.7% of county employees



Clay County Minnesota

Total Businesses1,2590.7% of state total
Total Employment14,9140.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$71363.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade16413.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare3,10620.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places685.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,2478.4% of county employees



Clearwater County Minnesota

Total Businesses1940.1% of state total
Total Employment2,1950.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$77869.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate12.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction3719.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing46521.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places115.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1416.4% of county employees



Cook County Minnesota

Total Businesses2570.2% of state total
Total Employment1,9790.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$50044.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Accommodation and food services5822.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services84842.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Hotels and motels except casino hotels238.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Hotels and motels except casino hotels43522.0% of county employees



Cottonwood County Minnesota

Total Businesses3440.2% of state total
Total Employment3,8390.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$70362.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade4513.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,08628.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Residential building construction174.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1975.1% of county employees



Crow Wing County Minnesota

Total Businesses1,9961.2% of state total
Total Employment25,9531.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$72564.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade33016.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare5,74622.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1356.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2,2328.6% of county employees



Dakota County Minnesota

Total Businesses9,6775.7% of state total
Total Employment166,6166.7% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,00689.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade1,17812.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade24,18814.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places5776.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places13,7768.3% of county employees



Dodge County Minnesota

Total Businesses4000.2% of state total
Total Employment4,6520.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$88678.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction8220.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,48231.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places164.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2425.2% of county employees



Douglas County Minnesota

Total Businesses1,2930.8% of state total
Total Employment15,3170.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$76167.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade21116.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing3,34921.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places755.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,3468.8% of county employees



Faribault County Minnesota

Total Businesses4010.2% of state total
Total Employment3,7010.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$72864.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction5213.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing98626.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places184.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Nursing care facilities skilled nursing2607.0% of county employees



Fillmore County Minnesota

Total Businesses5730.3% of state total
Total Employment4,7930.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$63256.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade8214.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing77716.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places396.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3787.9% of county employees



Freeborn County Minnesota

Total Businesses7410.4% of state total
Total Employment10,5190.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$76167.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade12416.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing2,54124.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places445.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places7266.9% of county employees



Goodhue County Minnesota

Total Businesses1,2440.7% of state total
Total Employment17,4080.7% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$89379.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade19415.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing4,34024.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places625.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,2697.3% of county employees



Grant County Minnesota

Total Businesses2250.1% of state total
Total Employment1,5100.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$71563.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction3816.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade19012.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Other grain farming104.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Grain and field bean merchant wholesalers795.2% of county employees



Hennepin County Minnesota

Total Businesses37,96422.5% of state total
Total Employment827,29433.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,343119.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services6,09616.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare136,25016.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places2,3306.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places53,1746.4% of county employees



Houston County Minnesota

Total Businesses3880.2% of state total
Total Employment3,9890.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$62555.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction5514.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare85921.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places184.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Nursing care facilities skilled nursing3167.9% of county employees



Hubbard County Minnesota

Total Businesses5640.3% of state total
Total Employment4,9780.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$69862.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate8.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction9817.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade98319.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Residential building construction335.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places4368.8% of county employees



Isanti County Minnesota

Total Businesses7250.4% of state total
Total Employment8,7720.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$75967.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction12617.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare2,38627.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places375.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places7108.1% of county employees



Itasca County Minnesota

Total Businesses1,0640.6% of state total
Total Employment12,2900.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$75667.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate7.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade18617.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare3,26726.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places535.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places9147.4% of county employees



Jackson County Minnesota

Total Businesses3020.2% of state total
Total Employment4,4460.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$73165.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction4213.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,37230.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places165.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1964.4% of county employees



Kanabec County Minnesota

Total Businesses2760.2% of state total
Total Employment2,5870.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$68560.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate9.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction4014.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade50219.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places176.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2128.2% of county employees



Kandiyohi County Minnesota

Total Businesses1,2680.8% of state total
Total Employment20,4340.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$71863.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade21517.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing4,21020.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places534.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,1845.8% of county employees



Kittson County Minnesota

Total Businesses1560.1% of state total
Total Employment1,1830.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$69061.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Agriculture and forestry2516.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade19816.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Wheat farming117.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places514.3% of county employees



Koochiching County Minnesota

Total Businesses3660.2% of state total
Total Employment3,5170.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$74866.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade7119.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing68319.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places256.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places35210.0% of county employees



Lac Qui Parle County Minnesota

Total Businesses1950.1% of state total
Total Employment1,4270.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$63356.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction3316.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare27319.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Insurance agencies and brokerages105.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Grain and field bean merchant wholesalers704.9% of county employees



Lake County Minnesota

Total Businesses2830.2% of state total
Total Employment3,2550.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$78669.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Accommodation and food services6121.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services72522.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places269.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Hotels and motels except casino hotels2567.9% of county employees



Lake of The Woods County Minnesota

Total Businesses1470.1% of state total
Total Employment1,3110.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$62155.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Accommodation and food services3926.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services44133.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Other traveler accommodation149.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Hotels and motels except casino hotels18414.0% of county employees



Le Sueur County Minnesota

Total Businesses6660.4% of state total
Total Employment7,4840.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$83073.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate7.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction12418.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing3,21042.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places335.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3624.8% of county employees



Lincoln County Minnesota

Total Businesses1950.1% of state total
Total Employment1,3880.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$67960.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction3517.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Construction18513.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Residential building construction105.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places614.4% of county employees



Lyon County Minnesota

Total Businesses7450.4% of state total
Total Employment11,6630.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$78269.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade11515.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing2,01017.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places435.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places7976.8% of county employees



Mahnomen County Minnesota

Total Businesses930.1% of state total
Total Employment5810.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$68761.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade1617.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade12221.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places77.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places6110.5% of county employees



Marshall County Minnesota

Total Businesses2590.2% of state total
Total Employment1,5630.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$78469.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate9.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction4115.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare29218.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Grain and field bean merchant wholesalers145.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Grain and field bean merchant wholesalers1278.1% of county employees



Martin County Minnesota

Total Businesses6010.4% of state total
Total Employment7,5160.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$77769.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade8614.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare1,54520.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Hog and pig farming355.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places6298.4% of county employees



McLeod County Minnesota

Total Businesses8610.5% of state total
Total Employment14,4470.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$86977.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade12714.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing4,91634.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places455.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places9426.5% of county employees



Meeker County Minnesota

Total Businesses5500.3% of state total
Total Employment6,0460.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$70963.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction8315.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,42823.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places264.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Nursing care facilities skilled nursing4066.7% of county employees



Mille Lacs County Minnesota

Total Businesses6260.4% of state total
Total Employment6,2540.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$62855.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate8.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction9915.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade97815.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places447.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places5689.1% of county employees



Morrison County Minnesota

Total Businesses8600.5% of state total
Total Employment8,4590.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$64957.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate8.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade11613.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade1,51617.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places485.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places6958.2% of county employees



Mower County Minnesota

Total Businesses7700.5% of state total
Total Employment14,0840.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$90180.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade11514.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing3,71226.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places486.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places8125.8% of county employees



Murray County Minnesota

Total Businesses2860.2% of state total
Total Employment2,3540.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$67960.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction5218.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade33014.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Residential building construction175.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1345.7% of county employees



Nicollet County Minnesota

Total Businesses6750.4% of state total
Total Employment11,8760.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$78870.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare9013.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing3,87832.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places304.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places5915.0% of county employees



Nobles County Minnesota

Total Businesses5560.3% of state total
Total Employment8,9570.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$80371.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade9517.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing3,00833.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places254.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places4625.2% of county employees



Norman County Minnesota

Total Businesses2040.1% of state total
Total Employment1,2240.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$73665.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate7.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Agriculture and forestry4220.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare38331.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses All other crop farming136.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Commercial banking514.2% of county employees



Olmsted County Minnesota

Total Businesses3,3102.0% of state total
Total Employment88,7803.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,161103.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade52015.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare44,17749.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places2367.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places5,4726.2% of county employees



Otter Tail County Minnesota

Total Businesses1,6281.0% of state total
Total Employment19,2140.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$72364.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction24915.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing4,26022.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places965.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,3817.2% of county employees



Pennington County Minnesota

Total Businesses3770.2% of state total
Total Employment8,6120.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$87577.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate7.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade6918.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Wholesale trade3,66242.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places215.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Hotels and motels except casino hotels871.0% of county employees



Pine County Minnesota

Total Businesses5630.3% of state total
Total Employment5,1220.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$53447.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate8.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction10819.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade1,03320.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places356.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places69413.5% of county employees



Pipestone County Minnesota

Total Businesses3220.2% of state total
Total Employment3,5740.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$70462.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction5617.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing50814.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Residential building construction175.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Hog and pig farming2476.9% of county employees



Polk County Minnesota

Total Businesses8720.5% of state total
Total Employment9,7180.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$73665.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Agriculture and forestry14316.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,69417.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses All other crop farming526.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places8428.7% of county employees



Pope County Minnesota

Total Businesses3140.2% of state total
Total Employment3,5030.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$78870.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade4614.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing92626.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places144.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1825.2% of county employees



Ramsey County Minnesota

Total Businesses12,6987.5% of state total
Total Employment280,66411.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,203107.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare1,79414.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare62,93122.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places8756.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places19,2316.9% of county employees



Red Lake County Minnesota

Total Businesses1050.1% of state total
Total Employment7390.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$67560.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate7.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade1615.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade10514.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places54.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places547.3% of county employees



Redwood County Minnesota

Total Businesses4910.3% of state total
Total Employment4,6590.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$70562.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction7114.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,07123.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Residential building construction265.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Nursing care facilities skilled nursing2765.9% of county employees



Renville County Minnesota

Total Businesses5270.3% of state total
Total Employment4,2810.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$78669.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Agriculture and forestry10019.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing96522.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Corn farming193.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Nursing care facilities skilled nursing3047.1% of county employees



Rice County Minnesota

Total Businesses1,4560.9% of state total
Total Employment21,3850.9% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$85275.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction20514.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing4,57821.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places876.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,5697.3% of county employees



Rock County Minnesota

Total Businesses2660.2% of state total
Total Employment2,8550.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$75066.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade3212.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare66123.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places134.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2047.1% of county employees



Roseau County Minnesota

Total Businesses4090.2% of state total
Total Employment6,9900.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$86877.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade7518.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing3,96456.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places245.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2313.3% of county employees



Scott County Minnesota

Total Businesses3,0271.8% of state total
Total Employment43,2731.7% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$92181.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction47115.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing6,38614.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1525.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3,4057.9% of county employees



Sherburne County Minnesota

Total Businesses1,8571.1% of state total
Total Employment21,2910.9% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$82073.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction39221.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing3,70317.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households955.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,9169.0% of county employees



Sibley County Minnesota

Total Businesses3500.2% of state total
Total Employment3,6320.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$75367.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction5616.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Agriculture and forestry77721.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Residential building construction164.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Management of companies and enterprises1403.9% of county employees



St. Louis County Minnesota

Total Businesses4,9122.9% of state total
Total Employment82,5583.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$84274.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade84317.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare25,15430.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places3226.6% of county businesses
Most Employees General medical and surgical hospitals10,24812.4% of county employees



Stearns County Minnesota

Total Businesses4,1372.5% of state total
Total Employment75,7043.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$86176.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade64715.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare15,81120.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places2546.1% of county businesses
Most Employees General medical and surgical hospitals5,9237.8% of county employees



Steele County Minnesota

Total Businesses9140.5% of state total
Total Employment18,8720.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$85476.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade16217.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing5,87431.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places596.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,0395.5% of county employees



Stevens County Minnesota

Total Businesses3050.2% of state total
Total Employment4,2840.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$90280.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction3912.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing85820.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places154.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2165.0% of county employees



Swift County Minnesota

Total Businesses2970.2% of state total
Total Employment2,6830.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$75967.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction4515.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing54520.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places144.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1545.7% of county employees



Todd County Minnesota

Total Businesses4990.3% of state total
Total Employment5,0880.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$75967.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade8316.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,66432.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places244.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2755.4% of county employees



Traverse County Minnesota

Total Businesses1270.1% of state total
Total Employment8820.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$64257.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade2418.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare17820.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Corn farming64.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Support activities for crop production283.2% of county employees



Wabasha County Minnesota

Total Businesses5280.3% of state total
Total Employment5,6000.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$68160.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction7213.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,53827.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places417.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places4087.3% of county employees



Wadena County Minnesota

Total Businesses3670.2% of state total
Total Employment3,9430.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$72664.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate8.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade5715.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade58714.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Residential building construction215.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2616.6% of county employees



Waseca County Minnesota

Total Businesses4600.3% of state total
Total Employment5,0830.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$76768.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction6313.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,50329.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places214.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Services for the elderly and disabled51310.1% of county employees



Washington County Minnesota

Total Businesses5,3353.2% of state total
Total Employment73,4492.9% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$89079.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade67412.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade13,63718.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places3306.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places8,09511.0% of county employees



Watonwan County Minnesota

Total Businesses2750.2% of state total
Total Employment3,5270.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$67059.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction4215.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,26335.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places155.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1534.3% of county employees



Wilkin County Minnesota

Total Businesses1800.1% of state total
Total Employment1,4490.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$77368.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Agriculture and forestry4424.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare43830.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses All other crop farming179.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Grain and field bean merchant wholesalers986.8% of county employees



Winona County Minnesota

Total Businesses1,0960.6% of state total
Total Employment21,5100.9% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$76468.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade14613.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing5,96827.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places676.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,3196.1% of county employees



Wright County Minnesota

Total Businesses2,9951.8% of state total
Total Employment37,1001.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$79270.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction54518.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade6,83718.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1625.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3,2618.8% of county employees






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About the Writer

This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & HomeGearWorks.com. Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.