Department of Numbers

Minnesota Job Growth

There were 2,967,400 jobs in Minnesota in December 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,029,826 employed persons for the month. Minnesota added 200 jobs in December 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 962 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Minnesota job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,967,400 +200 +6,300
CPS 3,029,826 +962 +40,789

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 October 2019 for Minnesota at 2,969,800. Since then 2,400 jobs have been lost in Minnesota according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,967,200 in November 2019, Minnesota has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Minnesota for December 2019 is at a new high of 3,029,826.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2019

Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2019 2,967,400 200 3,029,826 962
November 2019 2,967,200 -2,600 3,028,864 4,269
October 2019 2,969,800 5,200 3,024,595 7,683
September 2019 2,964,600 1,600 3,016,912 7,882
August 2019 2,963,000 400 3,009,030 6,486
July 2019 2,962,600 -1,100 3,002,544 5,466
June 2019 2,963,700 3,300 2,997,078 3,124
May 2019 2,960,400 2,000 2,993,954 1,329
April 2019 2,958,400 200 2,992,625 494
March 2019 2,958,200 1,500 2,992,131 274
February 2019 2,956,700 -7,800 2,991,857 1,356
January 2019 2,964,500 3,400 2,990,501 1,464