2000 vs. 2020 Total Employment Growth and Change
Minnesota Employment Growth by County
2000 vs. 2020, Net Percent Change
Minnesota Employment Growth by County
Scott County 2000 vs. 2020
Net Percent Change = 67.09%
Rank = #1
Koochiching County 2000 vs. 2020
Net Percent Change = -29.34%
Rank = #87
Sibley County 2000 vs. 2020
Net Percent Change = -1.28%
Rank = #33
With a spotlight on Sibley County, the chart above displays the distribution of the net percent change of employment across Minnesota's 87 counties over the period 2000-2020.
Those counties whose employment growth registered above the statewide average over this period realized an increase in their statewide share of employment. Likewise, those counties whose employment growth registered below the statewide average experienced a decline in their relative share of employment statewide.
Statewide Snippets:
  • Over 2000-2020 employment grew in twenty-nine Minnesota counties while declining in fifty-eight.
  • Employment growth in nineteen counties outpaced the statewide average (6.82%), while growth in sixty-eight counties trailed.
  • At the extremes of the distribution, Scott County posted the highest growth of employment (67.09%), while Koochiching County placed last by logging a -29.34% decline.
  • The spread in employment growth between the highest (Scott County, 67.09%) and lowest (Koochiching County, -29.34%) over 2000-2020 equated to 96.44% ( = 67.09%-29.34%).
  • Employment growth statewide is but a weighted metric that stems from each county's share of employment statewide. On this point, as the largest county in Minnesota, Hennepin County's net employment growth over 2000-2020 of 57,777 made up 25.44% of the total net growth statewide (227,106):

Hennepin County: Percent Share of Minnesota's
Employment Growth, 2000-2020:

25.44% = (57,777 / 227,106) x 100
Sibley County Snippets:
  • Over 2000-2020, Sibley County posted a -1.28% net decline in employment.
  • Sibley County was joined by sixty-seven other counties whose employment growth over 2000-2020 registered below the statewide average (6.82%).
  • Ranked #33 among Minnesota's 87 counties, Sibley County's employment growth (-1.28%) trailed the statewide average of 6.82% by a 8.10% margin.
  • Sibley County's net employment growth (-1.28%, #33) over 2000-2020 registered just above that of Becker County (-1.46%, #34) and just below that of Hubbard County (-0.92%, #32).
  • Sibley County's share of employment statewide slipped from 0.19% in 2000 to 0.18% in 2020, resulting in a share-shift of -0.01%.

Data Definition

The BEA employment series for states and local areas comprises estimates of the number of jobs, full-time plus part-time, by place of work. Full-time and part-time jobs are counted at equal weight. Employees, sole proprietors, and active partners are included, but unpaid family workers and volunteers are not included. Proprietors employment consists of the number of sole proprietorships and the number of partners in partnerships. The description "by place of work" applies to the wage and salary portion of the series and, with relatively little error, to the entire series. The proprietors employment portion of the series, however, is more nearly by place of residence because, for nonfarm sole proprietorships, the estimates are based on IRS tax data that reflect the address from which the proprietor's individual tax return is filed, which is usually the proprietor's residence. The nonfarm partnership portion of the proprietors employment series reflects the tax-filing address of the partnership, which may be either the residence of one of the partners or the business address of the partnership. The employment estimates are designed to be consistent with the estimates of wages and salaries and proprietors' income that are part of the personal income series. The employment estimates are based on the same sets of source data as the corresponding earnings estimates and are prepared with parallel methodologies. Two forms of proprietors' income-the income of limited partnerships and the income of tax-exempt cooperatives-have no corresponding employment estimates.

United States. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Regional Income Division.
Regional Definitions. 2022. Web.
https://apps.bea.gov/regional/definitions/

Employment Growth by County
2000 vs. 2020, Net Percent Change
Employment Growth by County
View Distribution Totals as: Actual Percent
     
 
County Distribution of Employment Growth, 2000 vs. 2020
More
than
30%
30%
to
20%
20%
to
10%
10%
to
0%
0%
to
-10%
-10%
to
-20%
-20%
to
-30%
-30%
or
Below
Total
2000 vs. 2020
5
2
11
11
27
25
6
0
87
 
     
Employment by County, 2020
Employment by County, 2020
Hennepin County 2020
Employment = 1,109,406
Percent of State = 31.18%
Rank = #1
Red Lake County 2020
Employment = 1,725
Percent of State = 0.05%
Rank = #87
Sibley County 2020
Employment = 6,244
Percent of State = 0.18%
Rank = #64
Again highlighting Sibley County's position, the bar graph above displays the disposition by county of 2020 employment statewide (3,558,042).

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Statewide Snippets:
  • Ranked #1, Hennepin County's 2020 employment totaled 1,109,406, equating to 31.18% of the statewide total.
  • Ranked last (#87), Red Lake County's employment of 1,725 in 2020 comprised just 0.05% of the total statewide. Red Lake County's employment in 2020 equates to less than .01% to that of Hennepin County's.
  • Hennepin County's 2020 employment (1,109,406) exceeded the combined employment (1,052,598) of Minnesota's seventy-seven smallest counties.
Sibley County Snippets:
  • Sibley County's employment in 2020 ranked #64, amounting to 0.18% of the statewide total.
  • Sibley County's employment of 6,244 placed below that of Aitkin County's (6,265, #63), and just above that of Yellow Medicine County's (6,132, #65).
  • Sibley County's employment of 6,244 exceeds the combined total (6,126) of Minnesota's three smallest counties.
Employment by County, 2020
Employment by County, 2020
View Distribution Totals as: Actual Percent
     
 
County Distribution of Employment, 2020
More
than
250,000
250,000
to
200,000
200,000
to
150,000
150,000
to
100,000
100,000
to
50,000
50,000
or
Below
Total
2020
2
1
1
4
3
76
87
 
     

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Minnesota Employment by County:
2000 vs. 2020
 
2000
 
2020
 
2000 - 2020
 
 
 
 
7,414
0.22
 
6,265
0.18
 
-15.50
-1,149
-0.51
-0.05
 
144,305
4.33
 
164,434
4.62
 
13.95
20,129
8.86
0.29
 
20,254
0.61
 
19,959
0.56
 
-1.46
-295
-0.13
-0.05
 
24,183
0.73
 
25,635
0.72
 
6.00
1,452
0.64
-0.01
 
19,478
0.58
 
22,853
0.64
 
17.33
3,375
1.49
0.06
 
3,342
0.10
 
2,634
0.07
 
-21.18
-708
-0.31
-0.03
 
44,052
1.32
 
48,130
1.35
 
9.26
4,078
1.80
0.03
 
19,667
0.59
 
17,151
0.48
 
-12.79
-2,516
-1.11
-0.11
 
17,491
0.53
 
16,372
0.46
 
-6.40
-1,119
-0.49
-0.06
 
41,906
1.26
 
55,557
1.56
 
32.58
13,651
6.01
0.30
 
16,033
0.48
 
14,528
0.41
 
-9.39
-1,505
-0.66
-0.07
 
8,992
0.27
 
7,576
0.21
 
-15.75
-1,416
-0.62
-0.06
 
18,194
0.55
 
22,202
0.62
 
22.03
4,008
1.76
0.08
 
24,988
0.75
 
28,121
0.79
 
12.54
3,133
1.38
0.04
 
4,923
0.15
 
4,091
0.11
 
-16.90
-832
-0.37
-0.03
 
3,942
0.12
 
3,666
0.10
 
-7.00
-276
-0.12
-0.02
 
8,081
0.24
 
7,579
0.21
 
-6.21
-502
-0.22
-0.03
 
33,094
0.99
 
38,384
1.08
 
15.98
5,290
2.33
0.09
 
198,893
5.97
 
240,137
6.75
 
20.74
41,244
18.16
0.78
 
8,566
0.26
 
8,955
0.25
 
4.54
389
0.17
-0.01
 
23,010
0.69
 
26,007
0.73
 
13.02
2,997
1.32
0.04
 
9,380
0.28
 
6,888
0.19
 
-26.57
-2,492
-1.10
-0.09
 
12,071
0.36
 
10,370
0.29
 
-14.09
-1,701
-0.75
-0.07
 
19,172
0.58
 
16,004
0.45
 
-16.52
-3,168
-1.39
-0.13
 
29,261
0.88
 
27,266
0.77
 
-6.82
-1,995
-0.88
-0.11
 
3,857
0.12
 
3,266
0.09
 
-15.32
-591
-0.26
-0.02
 
1,051,629
31.57
 
1,109,406
31.18
 
5.49
57,777
25.44
-0.39
 
9,033
0.27
 
8,352
0.23
 
-7.54
-681
-0.30
-0.04
 
9,117
0.27
 
9,033
0.25
 
-0.92
-84
-0.04
-0.02
 
16,897
0.51
 
16,282
0.46
 
-3.64
-615
-0.27
-0.05
 
21,811
0.65
 
20,957
0.59
 
-3.92
-854
-0.38
-0.07
 
7,207
0.22
 
7,418
0.21
 
2.93
211
0.09
-0.01
 
6,902
0.21
 
6,101
0.17
 
-11.61
-801
-0.35
-0.04
 
29,117
0.87
 
29,897
0.84
 
2.68
780
0.34
-0.03
 
2,953
0.09
 
2,639
0.07
 
-10.63
-314
-0.14
-0.01
 
8,084
0.24
 
5,712
0.16
 
-29.34
-2,372
-1.04
-0.08
 
4,950
0.15
 
3,970
0.11
 
-19.80
-980
-0.43
-0.04
 
6,371
0.19
 
5,258
0.15
 
-17.47
-1,113
-0.49
-0.04
 
2,546
0.08
 
2,354
0.07
 
-7.54
-192
-0.08
-0.01
 
14,634
0.44
 
12,966
0.36
 
-11.40
-1,668
-0.73
-0.07
 
3,497
0.10
 
3,049
0.09
 
-12.81
-448
-0.20
-0.02
 
19,399
0.58
 
17,806
0.50
 
-8.21
-1,593
-0.70
-0.08
 
23,520
0.71
 
20,670
0.58
 
-12.12
-2,850
-1.25
-0.13
 
3,105
0.09
 
2,295
0.06
 
-26.09
-810
-0.36
-0.03
 
5,428
0.16
 
4,358
0.12
 
-19.71
-1,070
-0.47
-0.04
 
13,917
0.42
 
11,703
0.33
 
-15.91
-2,214
-0.97
-0.09
 
12,240
0.37
 
11,008
0.31
 
-10.07
-1,232
-0.54
-0.06
 
13,145
0.39
 
12,089
0.34
 
-8.03
-1,056
-0.46
-0.05
 
16,446
0.49
 
16,639
0.47
 
1.17
193
0.08
-0.03
 
21,322
0.64
 
20,771
0.58
 
-2.58
-551
-0.24
-0.06
 
5,186
0.16
 
4,943
0.14
 
-4.69
-243
-0.11
-0.02
 
17,932
0.54
 
20,087
0.56
 
12.02
2,155
0.95
0.03
 
14,200
0.43
 
13,542
0.38
 
-4.63
-658
-0.29
-0.05
 
4,069
0.12
 
3,096
0.09
 
-23.91
-973
-0.43
-0.04
 
100,219
3.01
 
118,750
3.34
 
18.49
18,531
8.16
0.33
 
33,276
1.00
 
33,369
0.94
 
0.28
93
0.04
-0.06
 
10,805
0.32
 
12,099
0.34
 
11.98
1,294
0.57
0.02
 
11,672
0.35
 
11,114
0.31
 
-4.78
-558
-0.25
-0.04
 
6,553
0.20
 
6,061
0.17
 
-7.51
-492
-0.22
-0.03
 
17,339
0.52
 
16,862
0.47
 
-2.75
-477
-0.21
-0.05
 
6,291
0.19
 
7,027
0.20
 
11.70
736
0.32
0.01
 
396,291
11.90
 
393,664
11.06
 
-0.66
-2,627
-1.16
-0.83
 
2,140
0.06
 
1,725
0.05
 
-19.39
-415
-0.18
-0.02
 
10,599
0.32
 
9,043
0.25
 
-14.68
-1,556
-0.69
-0.06
 
9,400
0.28
 
8,235
0.23
 
-12.39
-1,165
-0.51
-0.05
 
29,260
0.88
 
33,605
0.94
 
14.85
4,345
1.91
0.07
 
5,350
0.16
 
5,504
0.15
 
2.88
154
0.07
-0.01
 
12,064
0.36
 
10,472
0.29
 
-13.20
-1,592
-0.70
-0.07
 
119,474
3.59
 
114,892
3.23
 
-3.84
-4,582
-2.02
-0.36
 
44,463
1.33
 
74,295
2.09
 
67.09
29,832
13.14
0.75
 
26,315
0.79
 
36,433
1.02
 
38.45
10,118
4.46
0.23
 
6,325
0.19
 
6,244
0.18
 
-1.28
-81
-0.04
-0.01
 
95,958
2.88
 
108,509
3.05
 
13.08
12,551
5.53
0.17
 
24,869
0.75
 
25,152
0.71
 
1.14
283
0.12
-0.04
 
6,565
0.20
 
6,705
0.19
 
2.13
140
0.06
-0.01
 
6,412
0.19
 
5,357
0.15
 
-16.45
-1,055
-0.46
-0.04
 
11,139
0.33
 
11,069
0.31
 
-0.63
-70
-0.03
-0.02
 
2,177
0.07
 
2,106
0.06
 
-3.26
-71
-0.03
-0.01
 
10,704
0.32
 
10,175
0.29
 
-4.94
-529
-0.23
-0.04
 
9,134
0.27
 
7,796
0.22
 
-14.65
-1,338
-0.59
-0.06
 
11,084
0.33
 
8,575
0.24
 
-22.64
-2,509
-1.10
-0.09
 
85,829
2.58
 
119,270
3.35
 
38.96
33,441
14.72
0.78
 
6,721
0.20
 
6,105
0.17
 
-9.17
-616
-0.27
-0.03
 
3,491
0.10
 
2,977
0.08
 
-14.72
-514
-0.23
-0.02
 
31,905
0.96
 
30,202
0.85
 
-5.34
-1,703
-0.75
-0.11
 
41,008
1.23
 
62,087
1.74
 
51.40
21,079
9.28
0.51
 
6,898
0.21
 
6,132
0.17
 
-11.10
-766
-0.34
-0.03
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3,330,936
100.00
 
3,558,042
100.00
 
6.82
227,106
100.00
0.00
 
2,597,185
77.97
 
2,856,508
80.28
 
9.98
259,323
114.19
2.31
 
733,751
22.03
 
701,534
19.72
 
-4.39
-32,217
-14.19
-2.31
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
165,370,800
 
190,776,800
 
15.36
25,406,000
 
142,396,424
 
168,252,028
 
18.16
25,855,604
 
22,974,376
 
22,524,772
 
-1.96
-449,604
Source: Calculations by the Minnesota Regional Economic Analysis Project (MN-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2021
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