Department of Numbers

Duluth, Minnesota Job Growth

There were 133,500 jobs in Duluth, Minnesota in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 131,550 employed persons for the month. Duluth lost 1,000 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 207 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Duluth job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 133,500 -1,000 +500
CPS 131,550 -207 -2,543

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Duluth, Minnesota Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Duluth 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 for Duluth, Minnesota

CES employment for Duluth peaked in November 2014 at 137,500. Since then 4,000 jobs have been lost in Duluth according to the employer survey. From a trough of 132,500 in February 2016, Duluth has gained 1,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 137,361 for Duluth in December 2014. 5,811 jobs have been lost in Duluth since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Duluth, Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 133,500 -1,000 131,550 -207
November 2016 134,500 500 131,757 40
October 2016 134,000 200 131,717 -921
September 2016 133,800 -900 132,638 -829
August 2016 134,700 -100 133,467 -720
July 2016 134,800 300 134,187 -408
June 2016 134,500 1,300 134,595 -473
May 2016 133,200 -300 135,068 -58
April 2016 133,500 900 135,126 8
March 2016 132,600 100 135,118 -299
February 2016 132,500 -800 135,417 508
January 2016 133,300 300 134,909 816