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Duluth, Minnesota Job Growth

There were 137,800 jobs in Duluth, Minnesota in August 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 138,323 employed persons for the month. Duluth added 400 jobs in August 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 551 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Duluth job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 137,800 +400 +1,500
CPS 138,323 -551 +927

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 1,200 jobs have been lost in Duluth according to the employer survey. From a trough of 136,800 in June 2018, Duluth has gained 1,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 141,647 for Duluth in February 2018. 3,324 jobs have been lost in Duluth since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2018

Duluth, Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2018 137,800 400 138,323 -551
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
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