The latest Job Vacancy Survey from DEED shows that in west central Minnesota there are 6,700 unemployed workers competing for only 1,3200 unfilled jobs. This means that job seekers outnumber job openings by more than 5 to 1 (Figures for job seekers and job opendings from fourth quarter 2008).
Other findings include:
- 60 percent of all openings are part time.
- Only 45 percent of openings offer health care.
- 27 percent require education or training beyond high school.