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Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota Job Growth

There were 1,775,600 jobs in Minneapolis, Minnesota in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,758,680 employed persons for the month. Minneapolis added 12,100 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 55,949 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Minneapolis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,775,600 +12,100 -256,100
CPS 1,758,680 -55,949 -206,950

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 August 2019 at 2,037,500. Since then 261,900 jobs have been lost in Minneapolis according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,763,500 in April 2020, Minneapolis has gained 12,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,981,551 for Minneapolis in February 2020. 222,871 jobs have been lost in Minneapolis since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2020 1,775,600 12,100 1,758,680 -55,949
April 2020 1,763,500 -250,600 1,814,629 -156,908
March 2020 2,014,100 -19,300 1,971,537 -10,014
February 2020 2,033,400 -2,400 1,981,551 1,327
January 2020 2,035,800 1,100 1,980,224 -1,182
December 2019 2,034,700 2,300 1,981,406 1,553
November 2019 2,032,400 0 1,979,853 2,140
October 2019 2,032,400 -3,000 1,977,713 2,484
September 2019 2,035,400 -2,100 1,975,229 2,812
August 2019 2,037,500 1,200 1,972,417 2,822
July 2019 2,036,300 2,600 1,969,595 2,328
June 2019 2,033,700 2,000 1,967,267 1,637