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Mankato-North Mankato, Minnesota Job Growth

There were 57,700 jobs in Mankato, Minnesota in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 58,386 employed persons for the month. Mankato added 300 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 118 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Mankato job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 57,700 +300 -300
CPS 58,386 +118 -278

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

Mankato, Minnesota Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Mankato peaked in March 2016 at 58,000. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Mankato according to the employer survey. From a trough of 56,400 in June 2016, Mankato has gained 1,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 58,751 for Mankato in February 2016. 365 jobs have been lost in Mankato since then according to the household survey. From a July 2016 low of 57,113, Mankato has added 1,273 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Mankato, Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 57,700 300 58,386 118
February 2017 57,400 400 58,268 247
January 2017 57,000 -500 58,021 119
December 2016 57,500 0 57,902 -88
November 2016 57,500 -100 57,990 5
October 2016 57,600 400 57,985 243
September 2016 57,200 300 57,742 391
August 2016 56,900 -100 57,351 238
July 2016 57,000 600 57,113 -169
June 2016 56,400 -900 57,282 -504
May 2016 57,300 -200 57,786 -525
April 2016 57,500 -500 58,311 -353