Department of Numbers

North Dakota Job Growth

There were 435,800 jobs in North Dakota in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 407,414 employed persons for the month. North Dakota lost 2,700 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 822 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is North Dakota job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 435,800 -2,700 +1,600
CPS 407,414 -822 +2,628

North Dakota Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for North Dakota 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 in North Dakota

CES employment peaked in December 2014 for North Dakota at 467,700. Since then 31,900 jobs have been lost in North Dakota according to the employer survey. From a trough of 433,300 in June 2016, North Dakota has gained 2,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in North Dakota reached a maximum of 410,279 in April 2017. 2,865 jobs have been lost in North Dakota since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 435,800 -2,700 407,414 -822
October 2017 438,500 -1,700 408,236 184
September 2017 440,200 -800 408,052 -450
August 2017 441,000 -300 408,502 -697
July 2017 441,300 1,700 409,199 -431
June 2017 439,600 0 409,630 -582
May 2017 439,600 2,600 410,212 -67
April 2017 437,000 2,400 410,279 1,277
March 2017 434,600 400 409,002 1,931
February 2017 434,200 -1,100 407,071 1,191
January 2017 435,300 1,500 405,880 1,018
December 2016 433,800 -400 404,862 76