Department of Numbers

Minnesota Job Growth

There were 2,949,100 jobs in Minnesota in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,982,746 employed persons for the month. Minnesota lost 4,000 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 11,725 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Minnesota job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,949,100 -4,000 +33,500
CPS 2,982,746 +11,725 +100,999

Minnesota Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Minnesota as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment in Minnesota

CES employment peaked in September 2017 for Minnesota at 2,955,500. Since then 6,400 jobs have been lost in Minnesota according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Minnesota for November 2017 is at a new high of 2,982,746.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 2,949,100 -4,000 2,982,746 11,725
October 2017 2,953,100 -2,400 2,971,021 14,109
September 2017 2,955,500 6,600 2,956,912 19,137
August 2017 2,948,900 -5,800 2,937,775 4,783
July 2017 2,954,700 2,600 2,932,992 6,663
June 2017 2,952,100 9,300 2,926,329 7,868
May 2017 2,942,800 -2,900 2,918,461 5,216
April 2017 2,945,700 16,400 2,913,245 10,318
March 2017 2,929,300 5,600 2,902,927 10,205
February 2017 2,923,700 6,200 2,892,722 6,520
January 2017 2,917,500 -3,900 2,886,202 4,357
December 2016 2,921,400 5,800 2,881,845 98