Department of Numbers

Mankato-North Mankato, Minnesota Job Growth

There were 56,700 jobs in Mankato, Minnesota in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 56,709 employed persons for the month. Mankato added 300 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 146 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Mankato job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 56,700 +300 +500
CPS 56,709 -146 -1,619

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 April 2016 at 56,900. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Mankato according to the employer survey. From a trough of 56,000 in June 2016, Mankato has gained 700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 58,707 for Mankato in February 2016. 1,998 jobs have been lost in Mankato since then according to the household survey. From a September 2016 low of 56,586, Mankato has added 123 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Mankato, Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 56,700 300 56,709 -146
November 2016 56,400 -200 56,855 -9
October 2016 56,600 0 56,864 278
September 2016 56,600 200 56,586 -132
August 2016 56,400 300 56,718 -81
July 2016 56,100 100 56,799 -539
June 2016 56,000 -800 57,338 -495
May 2016 56,800 -100 57,833 -476
April 2016 56,900 700 58,309 -317
March 2016 56,200 100 58,626 -81
February 2016 56,100 200 58,707 114
January 2016 55,900 -300 58,593 265