Workforce

An estimated 65 percent of the Scott County workers currently commute beyond our borders, facing an average 26.4 minute commute or more each way, each day. By locating in Scott County, employers have access to a ready, local workforce and talent pool that is motivated to reduce their commute times.

Scott County Employment by Industry (Q3, 2016)

* Updated Feb. 2017 - Source: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development - Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW)

Industry (Q3, 2016) Employment
Total, All Industries 49,507
Accommodation and Food Services 7,065
Manufacturing 6,020
Construction 5,092
Retail Trade 4,780
Health Care and Social Assistance 4,469
Educational Services 3,082
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 3,069
Transportation and Warehousing 2,914
Public Administration 2,629
Wholesale Trade 2,543
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services 2,362
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,964
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 1,653
Finance and Insurance 659
Information 372
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 299
Utilities 188
Management of Companies and Enterprises 155
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 108
Mining 76


Scott County Annual Average Unemployment Rate (2006 - 2016)

* Updated Feb. 2017 - Source: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development - Minnesota Unemployment Statistics Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) Data

Year Scott County Minnesota Mpls-St. Paul Metro Area
2016 3.2 3.8 3.5
2015 3.1 3.7 3.4
2014 3.5 4.2 3.9
2013 4.4 4.9 4.8
2012 5.0 5.6 5.5
2011 5.8 6.5 6.3
2010 6.9 7.4 7.3
2009 7.3 7.8 7.7
2008 5.0 5.4 5.2
2007 4.0 4.6 4.3
2006 3.5 4.0 3.8

 

Scott County Annual Labor Force (2006 - 2016)

* Updated Feb. 2017 - Source: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development - Minnesota Unemployment Statistics Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) Data

Year Scott County Minnesota Seven County Mpls-St. Paul, MN
2016 79,564 3,019,622 1,952,204
2015 79,078 3,010,366 1,938,857
2014 78,425 2,982,750 1,923,003
2013 77,310 2,971,523 1,909,871
2012 76,107 2,958,272 1,893,165
2011 74,896 2,946,278 1,880,888
2010 74,151 2,938,795 1,870,769
2009 74,949 2,941,976 1,875,124
2008 74,340 2,925,088 1,867,629
2007 73,099 2,906,389 1,867,297
2006 71,811 2,887,831 1,852,881

 

Scott County Commuting Patterns - All Jobs (2014)

* Updated Feb. 2017 - Source: U.S. Census Bureau - OnTheMap

Travel Distance to Work Percentage Scott County Residents
Less than 10 miles 39.4%
10-24 miles 45.5%
25-50 miles 10.4%
Greater than 50 miles 4.6%