Department of Numbers

Duluth, Minnesota Job Growth

There were 130,000 jobs in Duluth, Minnesota in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 134,573 employed persons for the month. Duluth added 100 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 477 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Duluth job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 130,000 +100 +13,800
CPS 134,573 -477 +13,570

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 8,200 jobs have been lost in Duluth according to the employer survey. From a trough of 116,200 in May 2020, Duluth has gained 13,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 138,088 for Duluth in January 2020. 3,515 jobs have been lost in Duluth since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 121,003, Duluth has added 13,570 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Duluth, Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 130,000 100 134,573 -477
April 2021 129,900 -299 135,050 -748
March 2021 130,199 699 135,798 -841
February 2021 129,500 1,300 136,639 693
January 2021 128,199 2,199 135,946 3,279
December 2020 126,000 -1,200 132,667 372
November 2020 127,200 100 132,295 504
October 2020 127,100 600 131,791 617
September 2020 126,500 800 131,174 859
August 2020 125,700 2,500 130,315 1,095
July 2020 123,200 3,300 129,220 1,425
June 2020 119,900 3,700 127,795 6,792