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Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota Job Growth

There were 1,885,400 jobs in Minneapolis, Minnesota in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,866,052 employed persons for the month. Minneapolis added 6,300 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 4,234 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Minneapolis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,885,400 +6,300 -162,600
CPS 1,866,052 +4,234 -115,499

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 2,048,000. Since then 162,600 jobs have been lost in Minneapolis according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,752,300 in April 2020, Minneapolis has gained 133,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,981,551 for Minneapolis in February 2020. 115,499 jobs have been lost in Minneapolis since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 1,801,330, Minneapolis has added 64,722 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Minneapolis, Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 1,885,400 6,300 1,866,052 4,234
January 2021 1,879,100 31,000 1,861,818 3,115
December 2020 1,848,100 -25,600 1,858,703 -10,666
November 2020 1,873,700 -8,600 1,869,369 3,467
October 2020 1,882,300 6,900 1,865,902 1,787
September 2020 1,875,400 9,500 1,864,115 2,654
August 2020 1,865,900 20,700 1,861,461 20,935
July 2020 1,845,200 32,200 1,840,526 -9,645
June 2020 1,813,000 51,200 1,850,171 48,841
May 2020 1,761,800 9,500 1,801,330 -13,299
April 2020 1,752,300 -284,400 1,814,629 -156,908
March 2020 2,036,700 -11,300 1,971,537 -10,014