Department of Numbers

Duluth, Minnesota Job Growth

There were 132,400 jobs in Duluth, Minnesota in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 136,886 employed persons for the month. Duluth added 600 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 832 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Duluth job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 132,400 +600 +4,200
CPS 136,886 +832 +5,533

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 5,800 jobs have been lost in Duluth according to the employer survey. From a trough of 116,600 in May 2020, Duluth has gained 15,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 139,362 for Duluth in January 2020. 2,476 jobs have been lost in Duluth since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 121,006, Duluth has added 15,880 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

Duluth, Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 132,400 600 136,886 832
February 2022 131,800 100 136,054 1,019
January 2022 131,700 700 135,035 1,250
December 2021 131,000 800 133,785 -34
November 2021 130,199 500 133,819 158
October 2021 129,699 0 133,661 581
September 2021 129,699 -200 133,080 667
August 2021 129,900 -100 132,413 530
July 2021 130,000 1,500 131,883 309
June 2021 128,500 -100 131,574 78
May 2021 128,600 100 131,496 49
April 2021 128,500 300 131,447 94