Department of Numbers

St. Cloud, Minnesota Job Growth

There were 104,400 jobs in St Cloud, Minnesota in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 105,356 employed persons for the month. St Cloud added 200 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 210 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare St Cloud job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 104,400 +200 -6,500
CPS 105,356 +210 -4,728

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

St Cloud, Minnesota Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for St Cloud 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 St Cloud, Minnesota

CES employment for St Cloud peaked in July 2019 at 111,000. Since then 6,600 jobs have been lost in St Cloud according to the employer survey. From a trough of 97,000 in April 2020, St Cloud has gained 7,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 110,090 for St Cloud in December 2019. 4,734 jobs have been lost in St Cloud since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 103,223, St Cloud has added 2,133 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

St Cloud, Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 104,400 200 105,356 210
January 2021 104,200 1,800 105,146 -1,922
December 2020 102,400 -1,700 107,068 205
November 2020 104,100 -300 106,863 113
October 2020 104,400 700 106,750 17
September 2020 103,700 400 106,733 -1,642
August 2020 103,300 1,400 108,375 132
July 2020 101,900 1,000 108,243 -947
June 2020 100,900 3,100 109,190 5,967
May 2020 97,800 800 103,223 -49
April 2020 97,000 -13,000 103,272 -6,755
March 2020 110,000 -900 110,027 -57