Minn. labor demand plateaus in July


Labor demand that can be measured by activity on online job boards was flat in Minnesota in July.

MPR reports that openings posted on sites like LinkedIn in July remained essentially unchanged, with 115,000 vacancies. That's according to the Conference Board, a research group, which tracks the job boards. That flattening reflects a national trend.

The breakdown for Minnesota shows a relatively strong labor market, with about 13 unemployed people for every 10 open positions. Nationally there are 24 jobless people per 10 openings.

Areas with higher numbers of vacancies include the building occupations--construction, grounds and buildings maintenance, installation and repair, and transportation. Lackluster occupations included management, sales workers, and office help.

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