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Mankato-North Mankato, Minnesota Job Growth

There were 56,500 jobs in Mankato, Minnesota in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 58,212 employed persons for the month. Mankato added 100 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 102 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Mankato job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 56,500 +100 +2,400
CPS 58,212 +102 +249

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 2,500 jobs have been lost in Mankato according to the employer survey. From a trough of 50,800 in April 2020, Mankato has gained 5,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 60,266 for Mankato in November 2019. 2,054 jobs have been lost in Mankato since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 54,870, Mankato has added 3,342 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

Mankato, Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 56,500 100 58,212 102
July 2021 56,400 400 58,110 230
June 2021 56,000 400 57,880 45
May 2021 55,600 300 57,835 59
April 2021 55,300 200 57,776 60
March 2021 55,100 500 57,716 81
February 2021 54,600 0 57,635 -48
January 2021 54,600 800 57,683 -38
December 2020 53,800 -600 57,721 6
November 2020 54,400 0 57,715 -22
October 2020 54,400 300 57,737 -97
September 2020 54,100 0 57,834 -129