Department of Numbers

Minnesota Job Growth

There were 2,975,900 jobs in Minnesota in December 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,006,678 employed persons for the month. Minnesota added 500 jobs in December 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 85 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Minnesota job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,975,900 +500 +32,200
CPS 3,006,678 -85 +38,476

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 2018 for Minnesota at 2,977,200. Since then 1,300 jobs have been lost in Minnesota according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,975,400 in November 2018, Minnesota has gained 500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Minnesota reached a maximum of 3,018,643 in July 2018. 11,965 jobs have been lost in Minnesota since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2018

Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2018 2,975,900 500 3,006,678 -85
November 2018 2,975,400 -1,800 3,006,763 -2,199
October 2018 2,977,200 2,500 3,008,962 -2,289
September 2018 2,974,700 500 3,011,251 -3,920
August 2018 2,974,200 -2,500 3,015,171 -3,472
July 2018 2,976,700 11,100 3,018,643 3,192
June 2018 2,965,600 9,900 3,015,451 5,930
May 2018 2,955,700 10,700 3,009,521 7,694
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