Department of Numbers

Duluth, Minnesota Job Growth

There were 124,500 jobs in Duluth, Minnesota in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 128,328 employed persons for the month. Duluth lost 700 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 68 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Duluth job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 124,500 -700 -12,000
CPS 128,328 +68 -8,920

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 13,700 jobs have been lost in Duluth according to the employer survey. From a trough of 118,200 in April 2020, Duluth has gained 6,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 138,370 for Duluth in March 2019. 10,042 jobs have been lost in Duluth since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 125,534, Duluth has added 2,794 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Duluth, Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 124,500 -700 128,328 68
October 2020 125,200 700 128,260 -83
September 2020 124,500 -100 128,343 -55
August 2020 124,600 1,800 128,398 1,872
July 2020 122,800 -100 126,526 -1,532
June 2020 122,900 3,600 128,058 2,524
May 2020 119,300 1,100 125,534 -216
April 2020 118,200 -16,900 125,750 -12,095
March 2020 135,100 -1,500 137,845 21
February 2020 136,600 0 137,824 352
January 2020 136,600 100 137,472 -27
December 2019 136,500 0 137,499 251