Minnesota Job Growth
There were 2,829,700 jobs in Minnesota in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,908,624 employed persons for the month. Minnesota added 12,300 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 8,910 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Minnesota job growth compared to other states.
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Minnesota Employment Changes
The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Minnesota 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 in Minnesota
CES employment peaked in January 2020 for Minnesota at 2,997,200. Since then 167,500 jobs have been lost in Minnesota according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,580,000 in April 2020, Minnesota has gained 249,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Minnesota reached a maximum of 3,018,498 in December 2019. 109,874 jobs have been lost in Minnesota since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 2,739,692, Minnesota has added 168,932 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Minnesota Employment History