Here is a break down of which industries people in St. Paul work in. The biggest employer in the State of Minnesota is the Mayo clinic and the second biggest is the State of Minnesota. Many of those state jobs are located right here in the capital city. There are also 61 jobs in the mining industry. The current unemployment rate in St. Paul is 3.3%, as of April 2017 and that is down from 3.5% in December. The national unemployment rate was reported as 4.5% last may by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
I am seeing help wanted signs in stores and restaurants around town. Now might be a good time to change jobs or to find a job.