Maintaining a high quality of life depends on a strong economy that provides opportunities for employment, a skilled and competitive workforce, and business investment. We track data on economic output (GDP), jobs, median income, and poverty to better understand the strength of Minnesota’s economy and whether the fruits of the economy are improving the well-being of its residents.

How Minnesotans are faring


$350 billion

in economic output in goods and services

The manufacturing industry is responsible for the largest share of Minnesota's economic output.

2.93 million

jobs in Minnesota

After a sharp drop during the COVID-19 pandemic, Minnesota has steadily added back jobs.


is the median household income

But American Indian and Black households have median incomes well below those of other racial and ethnic groups.  

1 in 10 Minnesotans live below poverty

American Indian and Black Minnesotans have poverty rates well above the statewide average.
10 %