Department of Numbers

Duluth, Minnesota Job Growth

There were 137,200 jobs in Duluth, Minnesota in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 137,896 employed persons for the month. Duluth added 400 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 36 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Duluth job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 137,200 +400 +500
CPS 137,896 -36 +1,068

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 137,900. Since then 700 jobs have been lost in Duluth according to the employer survey. From a trough of 134,200 in June 2016, Duluth has gained 3,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 138,309 for Duluth in April 2019. 413 jobs have been lost in Duluth since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Duluth, Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 137,200 400 137,896 -36
June 2019 136,800 -100 137,932 -223
May 2019 136,900 -100 138,155 -154
April 2019 137,000 -200 138,309 94
March 2019 137,200 400 138,215 222
February 2019 136,800 -400 137,993 361
January 2019 137,200 200 137,632 400
December 2018 137,000 -200 137,232 25
November 2018 137,200 400 137,207 140
October 2018 136,800 500 137,067 232
September 2018 136,300 -300 136,835 136
August 2018 136,600 -100 136,699 -129