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Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota Job Growth

There were 2,030,800 jobs in Minneapolis, Minnesota in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,964,024 employed persons for the month. Minneapolis added 1,800 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 7,349 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Minneapolis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,030,800 +1,800 +34,100
CPS 1,964,024 +7,349 +26,007

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 in October 2018 is at a new high of 2,030,800.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,970,318 for Minneapolis in June 2018. 6,294 jobs have been lost in Minneapolis since then according to the household survey. From a September 2018 low of 1,956,675, Minneapolis has added 7,349 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Minneapolis, Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 2,030,800 1,800 1,964,024 7,349
September 2018 2,029,000 1,300 1,956,675 -4,754
August 2018 2,027,700 5,000 1,961,429 -6,265
July 2018 2,022,700 4,700 1,967,694 -2,624
June 2018 2,018,000 8,700 1,970,318 6,808
May 2018 2,009,300 8,300 1,963,510 3,656
April 2018 2,001,000 -2,500 1,959,854 -1,972
March 2018 2,003,500 300 1,961,826 -775
February 2018 2,003,200 1,900 1,962,601 6,435
January 2018 2,001,300 4,200 1,956,166 20,372
December 2017 1,997,100 1,700 1,935,794 -429
November 2017 1,995,400 -1,300 1,936,223 -1,794