Department of Numbers

Minnesota Job Growth

There were 2,907,400 jobs in Minnesota in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,012,488 employed persons for the month. Minnesota added 11,900 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 16,481 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Minnesota job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,907,400 +11,900 +71,600
CPS 3,012,488 +16,481 +109,381

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 2020 for Minnesota at 2,995,700. Since then 88,300 jobs have been lost in Minnesota according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,577,900 in April 2020, Minnesota has gained 329,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Minnesota reached a maximum of 3,046,002 in January 2020. 33,514 jobs have been lost in Minnesota since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 2,758,762, Minnesota has added 253,726 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 2,907,400 11,900 3,012,488 16,481
March 2022 2,895,500 13,200 2,996,007 19,453
February 2022 2,882,300 13,000 2,976,554 20,007
January 2022 2,869,300 4,800 2,956,547 19,149
December 2021 2,864,500 2,500 2,937,398 106
November 2021 2,862,000 9,600 2,937,292 1,796
October 2021 2,852,400 5,000 2,935,496 6,256
September 2021 2,847,400 -14,400 2,929,240 5,030
August 2021 2,861,800 -3,800 2,924,210 4,624
July 2021 2,865,600 27,500 2,919,586 3,912
June 2021 2,838,100 -2,200 2,915,674 5,464
May 2021 2,840,300 4,500 2,910,210 7,103