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Duluth, Minnesota Job Growth

There were 137,100 jobs in Duluth, Minnesota in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 135,644 employed persons for the month. Duluth lost 100 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 487 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Duluth job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 137,100 -100 +1,800
CPS 135,644 +487 +355

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 400 jobs have been lost in Duluth according to the employer survey. From a trough of 132,900 in June 2016, Duluth has gained 4,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 137,063 for Duluth in May 2008. 1,419 jobs have been lost in Duluth since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 131,906, Duluth has added 3,738 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Duluth, Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 137,100 -100 135,644 487
February 2017 137,200 300 135,157 483
January 2017 136,900 1,600 134,674 1,182
December 2016 135,300 -300 133,492 -23
November 2016 135,600 300 133,515 -23
October 2016 135,300 300 133,538 -64
September 2016 135,000 200 133,602 75
August 2016 134,800 -200 133,527 113
July 2016 135,000 2,100 133,414 -258
June 2016 132,900 -1,900 133,672 -717
May 2016 134,800 -400 134,389 -556
April 2016 135,200 -100 134,945 -344