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Duluth, Minnesota Job Growth

There were 136,600 jobs in Duluth, Minnesota in January 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 138,503 employed persons for the month. Duluth added 100 jobs in January 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 9 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Duluth job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 136,600 +100 -1,100
CPS 138,503 +9 +871

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Duluth, Minnesota Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Duluth 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 for Duluth, Minnesota

CES employment for Duluth peaked in November 2014 at 138,200. Since then 1,600 jobs have been lost in Duluth according to the employer survey. From a trough of 134,500 in June 2016, Duluth has gained 2,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 138,550 for Duluth in November 2019. 47 jobs have been lost in Duluth since then according to the household survey. From a December 2019 low of 138,494, Duluth has added 9 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2020

Duluth, Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2020 136,600 100 138,503 9
December 2019 136,500 0 138,494 -56
November 2019 136,500 -300 138,550 190
October 2019 136,800 400 138,360 255
September 2019 136,400 100 138,105 200
August 2019 136,300 -400 137,905 3
July 2019 136,700 -400 137,902 -30
June 2019 137,100 -200 137,932 -223
May 2019 137,300 -100 138,155 -154
April 2019 137,400 -100 138,309 94
March 2019 137,500 0 138,215 222
February 2019 137,500 -200 137,993 361