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Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota Job Growth

There were 1,972,400 jobs in Minneapolis, Minnesota in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,853,446 employed persons for the month. Minneapolis added 3,600 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,628 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Minneapolis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,972,400 +3,600 +29,900
CPS 1,853,446 +3,628 -28,055

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 in December 2016 is at a new high of 1,972,400.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,911,546 for Minneapolis in February 2016. 58,100 jobs have been lost in Minneapolis since then according to the household survey. From a November 2016 low of 1,849,818, Minneapolis has added 3,628 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Minneapolis, Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 1,972,400 3,600 1,853,446 3,628
November 2016 1,968,800 4,500 1,849,818 -3,266
October 2016 1,964,300 -7,400 1,853,084 -18,534
September 2016 1,971,700 1,800 1,871,618 -6,045
August 2016 1,969,900 3,300 1,877,663 -10,423
July 2016 1,966,600 10,000 1,888,086 -5,271
June 2016 1,956,600 -100 1,893,357 -13,942
May 2016 1,956,700 -3,500 1,907,299 2,902
April 2016 1,960,200 7,400 1,904,397 -5,115
March 2016 1,952,800 1,100 1,909,512 -2,034
February 2016 1,951,700 4,900 1,911,546 19,095
January 2016 1,946,800 4,300 1,892,451 10,950