Department of Numbers

Minnesota Job Growth

There were 2,976,500 jobs in Minnesota in August 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,015,363 employed persons for the month. Minnesota lost 200 jobs in August 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 3,280 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Minnesota job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey August 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,976,500 -200 +44,400
CPS 3,015,363 -3,280 +49,805

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 July 2018 for Minnesota at 2,976,700. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Minnesota according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Minnesota reached a maximum of 3,018,643 in July 2018. 3,280 jobs have been lost in Minnesota since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2018

Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2018 2,976,500 -200 3,015,363 -3,280
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
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