Department of Numbers

Duluth, Minnesota Job Growth

There were 139,200 jobs in Duluth, Minnesota in December 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 139,180 employed persons for the month. Duluth lost 0 jobs in December 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 19 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Duluth job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 139,200 0 +1,400
CPS 139,180 -19 +1,152

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 October 2018 at 139,300. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Duluth according to the employer survey. From a trough of 139,200 in November 2018, Duluth has gained 0 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 141,647 for Duluth in February 2018. 2,467 jobs have been lost in Duluth since then according to the household survey. From a August 2018 low of 138,402, Duluth has added 778 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2018

Duluth, Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2018 139,200 0 139,180 -19
November 2018 139,200 -100 139,199 387
October 2018 139,300 800 138,812 377
September 2018 138,500 600 138,435 33
August 2018 137,900 500 138,402 -472
July 2018 137,400 600 138,874 -338
June 2018 136,800 -1,000 139,212 -888
May 2018 137,800 -600 140,100 -829
April 2018 138,400 -500 140,929 -450
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