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Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota Job Growth

There were 1,931,000 jobs in Minneapolis, Minnesota in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,896,861 employed persons for the month. Minneapolis added 5,300 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 309 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Minneapolis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,931,000 +5,300 +65,100
CPS 1,896,861 +309 +18,251

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 February 2020 at 2,048,000. Since then 117,000 jobs have been lost in Minneapolis according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,752,300 in April 2020, Minneapolis has gained 178,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,985,791 for Minneapolis in January 2020. 88,930 jobs have been lost in Minneapolis since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 1,776,833, Minneapolis has added 120,028 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

Minneapolis, Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 1,931,000 5,300 1,896,861 309
July 2021 1,925,700 10,700 1,896,552 768
June 2021 1,915,000 5,500 1,895,784 331
May 2021 1,909,500 5,000 1,895,453 4,017
April 2021 1,904,500 5,600 1,891,436 1,785
March 2021 1,898,900 12,600 1,889,651 -125
February 2021 1,886,300 7,200 1,889,776 -4,842
January 2021 1,879,100 31,000 1,894,618 -6,309
December 2020 1,848,100 -25,600 1,900,927 5,540
November 2020 1,873,700 -8,600 1,895,387 5,512
October 2020 1,882,300 6,900 1,889,875 3,917
September 2020 1,875,400 9,500 1,885,958 7,348