Department of Numbers

Duluth, Minnesota Job Growth

There were 129,100 jobs in Duluth, Minnesota in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 133,001 employed persons for the month. Duluth added 900 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 174 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Duluth job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 129,100 +900 -8,400
CPS 133,001 +174 -4,823

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 9,100 jobs have been lost in Duluth according to the employer survey. From a trough of 116,200 in May 2020, Duluth has gained 12,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 138,370 for Duluth in March 2019. 5,369 jobs have been lost in Duluth since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 125,534, Duluth has added 7,467 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Duluth, Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 129,100 900 133,001 174
January 2021 128,199 2,199 132,827 2,907
December 2020 126,000 -1,200 129,920 -123
November 2020 127,200 100 130,043 1,783
October 2020 127,100 600 128,260 -83
September 2020 126,500 800 128,343 -55
August 2020 125,700 2,500 128,398 1,872
July 2020 123,200 3,300 126,526 -1,532
June 2020 119,900 3,700 128,058 2,524
May 2020 116,200 -900 125,534 -216
April 2020 117,100 -19,500 125,750 -12,095
March 2020 136,600 -900 137,845 21