By Nick Dobbins
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)
The Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington MSA added 21,214 jobs (1.1%) over the month in June. All but two supersectors added jobs on the month. Leisure and Hospitality had the largest real and proportional growth, adding 9,452 jobs or 5.5%. Mining, Logging, and Construction employment was up 4,582 jobs or 5%. Both supersectors are highly seasonal and tend to see growth this time of year as weather warms and business picks up. Educational and Health Services lost 731 jobs (0.2%) with those declines coming entirely in Educational Services (down 2,142 or 4.2%) as schools went on summer break. Trade, Transportation, and Utilities employment was down 867 (0.2%) with Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities driving the declines, down 2,607 jobs or 3.3%.
Over the year employers in the metro area added 69,651 jobs or 3.6%, slightly outpacing the state's 3.2% growth. Government was the only supersector to shed jobs on the year, off by 1,474 (0.6%) with declines at the Federal and State levels (down 804 jobs or 3.7% and 719 jobs or 1.1%, respectively). Leisure and Hospitality continued to post the highest real and proportional growth, adding 19,396 jobs or 12.1%. Other supersectors with notable growth included Other Services (up 6,688 jobs or 9.3%), Manufacturing (up 13,165 jobs or 6.7%), and Professional and Business Services (up 15,030 jobs or 4.7%).
The Duluth-Superior MSA added 393 jobs (0.3%) over the month in June, which lagged the state's 1.3% monthly growth. Seven of 10 published supersectors posted monthly growth. Mining, Logging, and Construction employment was up by 6.1% (680 jobs), and Leisure and Hospitality added 610 jobs (4.3%), while Other Services employers added 123 jobs or 2%. The largest real and proportional losses came in Government employment which was off by 756 jobs or 3.1%. Local Government employers lost 481 jobs (3.1%), and State Employers lost 287 (3.9%) as schools shed jobs entering the summer months.
Over the year employers in the Duluth area added 4,373 jobs (3.4%). Seven of 10 published supersectors posted positive growth, led by Mining, Logging, and Construction (up 15.2% or 1,552 jobs) and Leisure and Hospitality (up 7.8% or 1,068 jobs). Losses came in Information (down 49 jobs or 4.5%), Financial Activities (down 67 jobs or 1.3%) and Government (down 50 jobs or 0.2%).
The Rochester MSA added 1,685 jobs or 1.3% over the month in June. This was the highest proportional growth of any MSA in the state for the month. Educational and Health Services posted the largest real growth, adding 538 jobs (1%), and Mining, Logging, and Construction posted the largest proportional growth, up 5.4% (301 jobs). Leisure and Hospitality added 240 jobs (2.1%), and Government employers added 297 (2.4%). The only two supersectors to post losses were Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (down 13 jobs or 0.1%) and Financial Activities (down 4 jobs or 0.1%).
Over the year the Rochester area added 3,589 jobs (2.9%). Leisure and Hospitality had the largest real and proportional growth, adding 1,300 jobs or 12.7%. Other Services was up 9.1% or 336 jobs. Professional and Business Services was up 8.5% (554 jobs), and Mining, Logging, and Construction was up 5.2% (291 jobs). Two supersectors lost jobs on the year. Information employment was down 7% (90 jobs), and Manufacturing employment was down 0.8% (84 jobs).
St. Cloud MSA
The St. Cloud MSA lost 591 jobs or 0.5% over the month of June. This was the worst over-the-month performance of any MSA in the state. Losses were driven by Government employers, which shed 1,015 jobs or 6.6%, with declines in all three published component sectors; the largest was in the State level, which lost 739 jobs or 19.8%. The largest real and proportional growth came in Mining, Logging, and Construction, which added 634 jobs or 7.8%.
Over the year the St. Cloud area added 3,291 jobs or 3.1%. Nine of 10 published supersectors posted positive annual growth, with the lone loss of 34 jobs (0.6%) coming in Financial Activities. Educational and Health Services added 1,135 jobs (5.7%), Other Services added 289 jobs (8%), and Mining, Logging, and Construction added 552 jobs (6.7%).
Mankato-North Mankato MSA
The Mankato-North Mankato MSA lost 97 jobs (0.2%) over the month in June. Private sector employers lost 281 jobs (0.6%) while public sector employers added 184 jobs (1.9%). Service providers lost 113 jobs (0.2%), and goods producers added 16 (0.1%).
Over the year the Mankato-North Mankato MSA added 2,206 jobs or 4%. This was the largest proportional gain of any MSA in the state, and all published industry categories posted positive growth. Goods producers added 862 jobs (8.5%), and services providers added 1,344 (3%).
The Fargo-Moorhead MSA added 1,354 jobs (0.9%) over the month in June. Mining, Logging, and Construction employment was up 5.3% (488 jobs), and Leisure and Hospitality was up 6.2% (792 jobs). Seven of 10 published supersectors added jobs. The largest real and proportional decline came in Government, which was off by 1,032 jobs or 5.2%, with declines at the State and Local levels.
Over the year the Fargo-Moorhead MSA added 3,744 jobs or 2.6%. This was the lowest proportional over-the-year growth of any MSA in the state. The largest proportional growth came in Professional and Business Services, which was up 7.9% or 1,158 jobs. The largest real and proportional declines were in Financial Activities, which lost 652 jobs or 5.5%.
Grand Forks-East Grand Forks MSA
The Grand Forks-East Grand Forks MSA lost 128 jobs (0.2%) over the month in June. Government employment drove the decline, losing 598 jobs or 4.6%, with losses at all three levels of government. The largest monthly growth came in Mining, Logging, and Construction, which added 208 jobs or 6.8%.
Over the year the Grand Forks-East Grand Forks MSA added 1,361 jobs or 2.6%. This was the second-lowest proportional annual growth in the state, ahead of only the Fargo-Moorhead MSA. Leisure and Hospitality Employment was up by 12.6% (650 jobs), and Professional and Business Services was up 10.1% (367 jobs). Mining, Logging, and Construction employment had the largest real and proportional declines, off by 205 jobs or 5.9%.