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Mankato-North Mankato, Minnesota Job Growth

There were 54,400 jobs in Mankato, Minnesota in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 58,035 employed persons for the month. Mankato lost 200 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 179 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Mankato job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 54,400 -200 -4,600
CPS 58,035 -179 -2,962

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Mankato, Minnesota Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Mankato 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 Mankato, Minnesota

CES employment for Mankato peaked in December 2019 at 59,000. Since then 4,600 jobs have been lost in Mankato according to the employer survey. From a trough of 50,800 in April 2020, Mankato has gained 3,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 61,070 for Mankato in March 2020. 3,035 jobs have been lost in Mankato since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 56,125, Mankato has added 1,910 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Mankato, Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 54,400 -200 58,035 -179
January 2021 54,600 800 58,214 -136
December 2020 53,800 -600 58,350 -21
November 2020 54,400 0 58,371 -15
October 2020 54,400 300 58,386 -84
September 2020 54,100 0 58,470 -2,252
August 2020 54,100 500 60,722 -111
July 2020 53,600 300 60,833 1,386
June 2020 53,300 2,000 59,447 3,322
May 2020 51,300 500 56,125 -64
April 2020 50,800 -7,600 56,189 -4,881
March 2020 58,400 -600 61,070 73