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Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota Job Growth

There were 2,009,200 jobs in Minneapolis, Minnesota in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,959,211 employed persons for the month. Minneapolis lost 2,900 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,490 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Minneapolis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,009,200 -2,900 -11,500
CPS 1,959,211 +2,490 +10,360

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 11,700 jobs have been lost in Minneapolis according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,006,000 in May 2019, Minneapolis has gained 3,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in August 2019 for Minneapolis is at a new high of 1,959,211.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

Minneapolis, Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 2,009,200 -2,900 1,959,211 2,490
July 2019 2,012,100 2,000 1,956,721 1,426
June 2019 2,010,100 4,100 1,955,295 715
May 2019 2,006,000 -2,300 1,954,580 -1,292
April 2019 2,008,300 -3,700 1,955,872 -711
March 2019 2,012,000 1,800 1,956,583 840
February 2019 2,010,200 -7,200 1,955,743 1,029
January 2019 2,017,400 5,600 1,954,714 1,734
December 2018 2,011,800 -3,300 1,952,980 -180
November 2018 2,015,100 1,700 1,953,160 278
October 2018 2,013,400 -7,500 1,952,882 1,751
September 2018 2,020,900 200 1,951,131 2,280