Department of Numbers

Minnesota Job Growth

There were 2,899,700 jobs in Minnesota in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,867,564 employed persons for the month. Minnesota added 5,000 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 664 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Minnesota job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,899,700 +5,000 +31,900
CPS 2,867,564 -664 -41,670

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 2016 for Minnesota at 2,905,600. Since then 5,900 jobs have been lost in Minnesota according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,894,700 in October 2016, Minnesota has gained 5,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Minnesota reached a maximum of 2,953,697 in April 2016. 86,133 jobs have been lost in Minnesota since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 2,899,700 5,000 2,867,564 -664
October 2016 2,894,700 -10,900 2,868,228 -5,911
September 2016 2,905,600 2,200 2,874,139 -7,629
August 2016 2,903,400 500 2,881,768 -21,131
July 2016 2,902,900 11,100 2,902,899 -24,511
June 2016 2,891,800 9,700 2,927,410 -19,909
May 2016 2,882,100 -8,400 2,947,319 -6,378
April 2016 2,890,500 14,300 2,953,697 931
March 2016 2,876,200 -3,200 2,952,766 9,642
February 2016 2,879,400 8,700 2,943,124 17,642
January 2016 2,870,700 -5,000 2,925,482 15,185
December 2015 2,875,700 7,900 2,910,297 1,063