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Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota Job Growth

There were 1,988,000 jobs in Minneapolis, Minnesota in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,972,294 employed persons for the month. Minneapolis added 9,300 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 11,628 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Minneapolis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,988,000 +9,300 +56,400
CPS 1,972,294 +11,628 +72,263

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

Minneapolis, Minnesota Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Minneapolis peaked in February 2020 at 2,052,500. Since then 64,500 jobs have been lost in Minneapolis according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,751,300 in April 2020, Minneapolis has gained 236,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 2,011,397 for Minneapolis in February 2020. 39,103 jobs have been lost in Minneapolis since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 1,765,712, Minneapolis has added 206,582 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Minneapolis, Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 1,988,000 9,300 1,972,294 11,628
March 2022 1,978,700 5,900 1,960,666 9,445
February 2022 1,972,800 9,600 1,951,221 9,613
January 2022 1,963,200 4,400 1,941,608 8,867
December 2021 1,958,800 7,000 1,932,741 -505
November 2021 1,951,800 10,800 1,933,246 741
October 2021 1,941,000 8,100 1,932,505 4,363
September 2021 1,932,900 -15,600 1,928,142 5,592
August 2021 1,948,500 -1,700 1,922,550 5,756
July 2021 1,950,200 13,700 1,916,794 5,798
June 2021 1,936,500 1,000 1,910,996 5,282
May 2021 1,935,500 3,900 1,905,714 5,683