by Amanda Rohrer
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)
Employment in the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington MSA declined 0.5 percent (9,220) over the month of December and by 2.7 percent (47,270) over the year. Goods-producing private industries and government employment carried the loss, while there was a slight gain in employment in private service-providing industries. Government employment declined 1.3 percent (3,080) over the month, with hardest hit state government declining 1.9 percent (1,340). In the private sector, mining, logging, and construction declined 11.2 percent (6,320) over the month, while in service-providing industries the strongest was professional and business services, which increased 0.3 percent (820).
Employment in the Duluth-Superior MSA declined 0.9 percent (1,140) in December and 3.4 percent (4,530) over the year. Goods-producing and government employment accounted for most of the decline, while employment in private service-providing industries was flat overall. Government employment declined 1.7 percent (470) over the month, with the largest change in state government employment, which fell 4.5 percent (360). In the private sector, mining, logging, and construction saw the greatest loss of 8.4 percent (550) over the month. The service-providing industries were mostly flat, with the most significant change occurring in trade, transportation, and utilities, which fell 0.3 percent (80) over the month.
Employment in the Rochester MSA declined 0.3 percent (350) over the month and 0.5 percent (500) over the year. The goods-producing industries and government employment declined overall, while private service-providing industries saw slight growth. Government employment declined 0.9 percent (110) over the month. Employment was flat in federal and local government, while state government employment declined 7.5 percent (110) over the month. Mining, logging, and construction employment declined 7.8 percent (290) over the month, and manufacturing declined 0.6 percent (70). The service-providing industries all saw very slight gains over the month.
St. Cloud MSA
Employment in the St. Cloud MSA declined 0.6 percent (580) over the month of December and by 3.1 percent (3,130) over the year. Employment declined 8.4 percent (350) in mining, logging, and construction and 1.9 percent (290) in manufacturing over the month. Educational and health services fared the best, growing 0.6 percent (100) over the month, and leisure and hospitality also grew by 0.5 percent (50). Government employment declined 0.1 percent (less than 20), with state government growing 0.4 percent (20) and local government declining 0.3 percent (20), leaving the federal government declines to drive the overall change.
Employment in the Fargo-Moorhead MSA declined 0.9 percent (1,040) in December and by 1.1 percent (1,360) over the year. The most significant industry change was in mining, logging, and construction, which fell 17.6 percent (1,370) over the month. Manufacturing fell 1.2 percent (100), while financial activities grew 1.2 percent (110) over the month, and all other private-sector industries saw a net change of less than 1 percent. Government employment fell 0.2 percent (30) over the month, but state government employment fell 1.6 percent (120), and local government employment grew 1.1 percent (90).
Grand Forks MSA
Employment in the Grand Forks MSA declined 0.6 percent (310) in December and 1.2 percent (640) over the year. Government employment was slightly stronger than private employment, declining only 0.2 percent (30) over the month and gaining 1.9 percent (270) over the year. State government employment fell 1.1 percent (90) in December, while local government grew 1 percent (50), and federal government employment was flat. In the private sector the most substantial change was in mining, logging, and construction, which fell 11.5 percent (290) in December.
|Seasonally Adjusted Nonfarm Employment
|Mining and Logging
|Trade, Transportation, and Utilities
|Professional and Business Services
|Educational and Health Services
|Leisure and Hospitality
|Source: Department of Employment and Economic Development,
Current Employment Statistics, 2010.