Department of Numbers

Duluth, Minnesota Job Growth

There were 138,400 jobs in Duluth, Minnesota in April 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 140,713 employed persons for the month. Duluth lost 500 jobs in April 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 666 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Duluth job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 138,400 -500 +1,500
CPS 140,713 -666 +2,750

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 February 2018 at 139,000. Since then 600 jobs have been lost in Duluth according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 141,647 for Duluth in February 2018. 934 jobs have been lost in Duluth since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2018

Duluth, Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2018 138,400 -500 140,713 -666
March 2018 138,900 -100 141,379 -268
February 2018 139,000 500 141,647 1,204
January 2018 138,500 700 140,443 2,415
December 2017 137,800 400 138,028 191
November 2017 137,400 300 137,837 -60
October 2017 137,100 400 137,897 -43
September 2017 136,700 400 137,940 544
August 2017 136,300 -200 137,396 431
July 2017 136,500 100 136,965 -51
June 2017 136,400 0 137,016 -465
May 2017 136,400 -500 137,481 -482