Department of Numbers

Minnesota Job Growth

There were 2,955,200 jobs in Minnesota in May 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,009,596 employed persons for the month. Minnesota added 10,200 jobs in May 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 7,769 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Minnesota job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,955,200 +10,200 +30,000
CPS 3,009,596 +7,769 +54,863

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 in May 2018 for Minnesota is at a new high of 2,955,200.

CPS employment in Minnesota for May 2018 is at a new high of 3,009,596.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2018

Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2018 2,955,200 10,200 3,009,596 7,769
April 2018 2,945,000 -3,800 3,001,827 7,104
March 2018 2,948,800 400 2,994,723 8,491
February 2018 2,948,400 -200 2,986,232 10,235
January 2018 2,948,600 4,900 2,975,997 7,795
December 2017 2,943,700 2,500 2,968,202 -495
November 2017 2,941,200 -1,300 2,968,697 -497
October 2017 2,942,500 7,900 2,969,194 1,204
September 2017 2,934,600 2,500 2,967,990 2,432
August 2017 2,932,100 -1,600 2,965,558 3,009
July 2017 2,933,700 4,700 2,962,549 3,889
June 2017 2,929,000 3,800 2,958,660 3,927