Department of Numbers

Minnesota Job Growth

There were 2,947,300 jobs in Minnesota in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,986,231 employed persons for the month. Minnesota lost 1,300 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 10,234 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Minnesota job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,947,300 -1,300 +21,700
CPS 2,986,231 +10,234 +44,309

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 2018 for Minnesota at 2,948,600. Since then 1,300 jobs have been lost in Minnesota according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Minnesota for February 2018 is at a new high of 2,986,231.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 2,947,300 -1,300 2,986,231 10,234
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
May 2017 2,925,200 1,700 2,954,733 4,078
April 2017 2,923,500 -6,500 2,950,655 4,203
March 2017 2,930,000 4,400 2,946,452 4,530