Department of Numbers

Minnesota Job Growth

There were 2,779,000 jobs in Minnesota in September 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,872,689 employed persons for the month. Minnesota added 14,800 jobs in September 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 8,431 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Minnesota job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey September 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,779,000 +14,800 -200,000
CPS 2,872,689 -8,431 -146,694

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 August 2019 for Minnesota at 2,984,300. Since then 205,300 jobs have been lost in Minnesota according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,589,800 in April 2020, Minnesota has gained 189,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Minnesota reached a maximum of 3,025,204 in February 2020. 152,515 jobs have been lost in Minnesota since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 2,766,978, Minnesota has added 105,711 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2020

Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2020 2,779,000 14,800 2,872,689 -8,431
August 2020 2,764,200 38,900 2,881,120 24,363
July 2020 2,725,300 34,600 2,856,757 10,626
June 2020 2,690,700 74,700 2,846,131 79,153
May 2020 2,616,000 26,200 2,766,978 -32,515
April 2020 2,589,800 -360,000 2,799,493 -206,009
March 2020 2,949,800 -27,800 3,005,502 -19,702
February 2020 2,977,600 -6,500 3,025,204 1,238
January 2020 2,984,100 7,900 3,023,966 2,835
December 2019 2,976,200 -2,200 3,021,131 -510
November 2019 2,978,400 -3,200 3,021,641 -149
October 2019 2,981,600 2,600 3,021,790 2,407