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Mankato-North Mankato, Minnesota Job Growth

There were 56,700 jobs in Mankato, Minnesota in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 59,471 employed persons for the month. Mankato added 600 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,085 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Mankato job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 56,700 +600 -2,700
CPS 59,471 +1,085 -1,245

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 January 2020 at 59,600. Since then 2,900 jobs have been lost in Mankato according to the employer survey. From a trough of 51,300 in April 2020, Mankato has gained 5,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 61,070 for Mankato in March 2020. 1,599 jobs have been lost in Mankato since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 56,125, Mankato has added 3,346 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Mankato, Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 56,700 600 59,471 1,085
October 2020 56,100 100 58,386 -84
September 2020 56,000 -1,500 58,470 -2,252
August 2020 57,500 200 60,722 -111
July 2020 57,300 2,300 60,833 1,386
June 2020 55,000 3,000 59,447 3,322
May 2020 52,000 700 56,125 -64
April 2020 51,300 -7,900 56,189 -4,881
March 2020 59,200 -300 61,070 73
February 2020 59,500 -100 60,997 182
January 2020 59,600 500 60,815 43
December 2019 59,100 -300 60,772 56