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Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota Job Growth

There were 2,009,100 jobs in Minneapolis, Minnesota in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,955,479 employed persons for the month. Minneapolis lost 8,300 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 3,785 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Minneapolis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,009,100 -8,300 +3,700
CPS 1,955,479 -3,785 -7,122

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 September 2018 at 2,020,900. Since then 11,800 jobs have been lost in Minneapolis according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,970,318 for Minneapolis in June 2018. 14,839 jobs have been lost in Minneapolis since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Minneapolis, Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 2,009,100 -8,300 1,955,479 -3,785
January 2019 2,017,400 5,600 1,959,264 -9,672
December 2018 2,011,800 -3,300 1,968,936 824
November 2018 2,015,100 1,700 1,968,112 3,427
October 2018 2,013,400 -7,500 1,964,685 8,010
September 2018 2,020,900 200 1,956,675 -4,754
August 2018 2,020,700 2,100 1,961,429 -6,265
July 2018 2,018,600 3,700 1,967,694 -2,624
June 2018 2,014,900 3,400 1,970,318 6,808
May 2018 2,011,500 5,700 1,963,510 3,656
April 2018 2,005,800 -2,100 1,959,854 -1,972
March 2018 2,007,900 2,500 1,961,826 -775