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Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota Job Growth

There were 1,986,700 jobs in Minneapolis, Minnesota in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,892,935 employed persons for the month. Minneapolis added 5,800 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 18,574 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Minneapolis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,986,700 +5,800 +41,100
CPS 1,892,935 +18,574 +24,941

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 March 2017 is at a new high of 1,986,700.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Minneapolis is at a new high of 1,892,935.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Minneapolis, Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 1,986,700 5,800 1,892,935 18,574
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
November 2016 1,970,400 3,900 1,864,473 -968
October 2016 1,966,500 -4,600 1,865,441 -7,000
September 2016 1,971,100 -500 1,872,441 -6,463
August 2016 1,971,600 700 1,878,904 -4,551
July 2016 1,970,900 23,200 1,883,455 14,985
June 2016 1,947,700 -3,500 1,868,470 -2,753
May 2016 1,951,200 -3,700 1,871,223 2,171
April 2016 1,954,900 9,300 1,869,052 1,058