Department of Numbers

Minnesota Job Growth

There were 2,938,500 jobs in Minnesota in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,917,786 employed persons for the month. Minnesota lost 7,200 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 4,541 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Minnesota job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,938,500 -7,200 +47,700
CPS 2,917,786 +4,541 +39,902

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 April 2017 for Minnesota at 2,945,700. Since then 7,200 jobs have been lost in Minnesota according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Minnesota for May 2017 is at a new high of 2,917,786.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 2,938,500 -7,200 2,917,786 4,541
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
November 2016 2,915,600 7,200 2,881,747 303
October 2016 2,908,400 5,300 2,881,444 572
September 2016 2,903,100 -1,000 2,880,872 855
August 2016 2,904,100 4,700 2,880,017 942
July 2016 2,899,400 14,800 2,879,075 791
June 2016 2,884,600 -6,200 2,878,284 400