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Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota Job Growth

There were 1,898,800 jobs in Minneapolis, Minnesota in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,881,760 employed persons for the month. Minneapolis lost 6,100 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 15,858 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Minneapolis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,898,800 -6,100 -133,600
CPS 1,881,760 +15,858 -98,093

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 138,700 jobs have been lost in Minneapolis according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,763,500 in April 2020, Minneapolis has gained 135,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,981,551 for Minneapolis in February 2020. 99,791 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 80,430 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 1,898,800 -6,100 1,881,760 15,858
October 2020 1,904,900 11,700 1,865,902 1,787
September 2020 1,893,200 14,800 1,864,115 2,654
August 2020 1,878,400 25,900 1,861,461 20,935
July 2020 1,852,500 23,800 1,840,526 -9,645
June 2020 1,828,700 53,100 1,850,171 48,841
May 2020 1,775,600 12,100 1,801,330 -13,299
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