Minnesota’s working-age residents are essential to a strong workforce and economy.  Knowing the demographic trends, and who is stepping into the work roles left by retiring baby boomers, will help determine where Minnesota needs to concentrate its efforts in education and training, recruitment, and retention. 

Working-age adults

Fast facts

3.4 million working-age adults

About 60% of the state’s population are working-age adults ages 18-64.
60 %

766,000 working-age adults of color

More than one in five working-age adults are adults of color.
22 %

More than 3 in 4 adults are working

Minnesota has one of the highest levels of workforce participation in the country.
79 %