Department of Numbers

St. Cloud, Minnesota Job Growth

There were 106,900 jobs in St Cloud, Minnesota in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 105,648 employed persons for the month. St Cloud added 700 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 169 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare St Cloud job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 106,900 +700 +2,800
CPS 105,648 +169 -1,424

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 4,100 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 9,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 109,378 for St Cloud in November 2019. 3,730 jobs have been lost in St Cloud since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 100,618, St Cloud has added 5,030 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

St Cloud, Minnesota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 106,900 700 105,648 169
October 2021 106,200 500 105,479 -53
September 2021 105,700 500 105,532 -114
August 2021 105,200 -600 105,646 -219
July 2021 105,800 200 105,865 -80
June 2021 105,600 300 105,945 -53
May 2021 105,300 600 105,998 110
April 2021 104,700 100 105,888 114
March 2021 104,600 100 105,774 240
February 2021 104,500 300 105,534 280
January 2021 104,200 1,800 105,254 -2,030
December 2020 102,400 -1,700 107,284 212