Department of Numbers

North Dakota Job Growth

There were 440,700 jobs in North Dakota in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 417,086 employed persons for the month. North Dakota lost 600 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,875 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is North Dakota job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 440,700 -600 -6,900
CPS 417,086 +1,875 +15,253

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 November 2014 for North Dakota at 467,900. Since then 27,200 jobs have been lost in North Dakota according to the employer survey. From a trough of 438,600 in June 2016, North Dakota has gained 2,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in North Dakota for November 2016 is at a new high of 417,086.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 440,700 -600 417,086 1,875
October 2016 441,300 -200 415,211 2,511
September 2016 441,500 -1,300 412,700 2,896
August 2016 442,800 -1,100 409,804 2,617
July 2016 443,900 5,300 407,187 1,249
June 2016 438,600 -600 405,938 808
May 2016 439,200 200 405,130 616
April 2016 439,000 -1,000 404,514 134
March 2016 440,000 -1,200 404,380 146
February 2016 441,200 -4,300 404,234 782
January 2016 445,500 800 403,452 1,555
December 2015 444,700 -2,900 401,897 64