Department of Numbers

Minnesota Job Growth

There were 2,884,400 jobs in Minnesota in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,929,383 employed persons for the month. Minnesota added 8,600 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 3,556 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Minnesota job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,884,400 +8,600 +112,000
CPS 2,929,383 +3,556 +23,931

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 112,800 jobs have been lost in Minnesota according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,580,000 in April 2020, Minnesota has gained 304,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Minnesota reached a maximum of 3,018,498 in December 2019. 89,115 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 189,691 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 2,884,400 8,600 2,929,383 3,556
October 2021 2,875,800 9,900 2,925,827 2,980
September 2021 2,865,900 13,300 2,922,847 7,139
August 2021 2,852,600 4,200 2,915,708 3,418
July 2021 2,848,400 17,100 2,912,290 3,057
June 2021 2,831,300 4,900 2,909,233 974
May 2021 2,826,400 9,000 2,908,259 8,545
April 2021 2,817,400 13,400 2,899,714 3,267
March 2021 2,804,000 20,400 2,896,447 -1,176
February 2021 2,783,600 12,400 2,897,623 7,774
January 2021 2,771,200 51,600 2,889,849 -14,957
December 2020 2,719,600 -52,800 2,904,806 -646