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Mankato-North Mankato, Minnesota Job Growth

There were 58,400 jobs in Mankato, Minnesota in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 60,566 employed persons for the month. Mankato lost 100 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 450 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Mankato job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 58,400 -100 +1,200
CPS 60,566 +450 +2,298

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 October 2017 at 58,700. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Mankato according to the employer survey. From a trough of 58,200 in December 2017, Mankato has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in February 2018 for Mankato is at a new high of 60,566.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Mankato, Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 58,400 -100 60,566 450
January 2018 58,500 300 60,116 890
December 2017 58,200 -100 59,226 6
November 2017 58,300 -400 59,220 37
October 2017 58,700 700 59,183 229
September 2017 58,000 100 58,954 486
August 2017 57,900 500 58,468 228
July 2017 57,400 -100 58,240 -6
June 2017 57,500 0 58,246 324
May 2017 57,500 0 57,922 -373
April 2017 57,500 300 58,295 -102
March 2017 57,200 0 58,397 129