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Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota Job Growth

There were 2,010,600 jobs in Minneapolis, Minnesota in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,933,400 employed persons for the month. Minneapolis lost 3,800 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,326 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Minneapolis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,010,600 -3,800 +40,200
CPS 1,933,400 -1,326 +68,927

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

Minneapolis, Minnesota Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Minneapolis peaked in October 2017 at 2,014,400. Since then 3,800 jobs have been lost in Minneapolis according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,943,423 for Minneapolis in September 2017. 10,023 jobs have been lost in Minneapolis since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Minneapolis, Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 2,010,600 -3,800 1,933,400 -1,326
October 2017 2,014,400 5,200 1,934,726 -8,697
September 2017 2,009,200 800 1,943,423 16,062
August 2017 2,008,400 -3,000 1,927,361 143
July 2017 2,011,400 4,700 1,927,218 5,037
June 2017 2,006,700 4,100 1,922,181 18,666
May 2017 2,002,600 8,800 1,903,515 7,436
April 2017 1,993,800 7,500 1,896,079 3,289
March 2017 1,986,300 5,400 1,892,790 18,429
February 2017 1,980,900 6,000 1,874,361 4,006
January 2017 1,974,900 3,200 1,870,355 4,281
December 2016 1,971,700 1,300 1,866,074 1,601