Department of Numbers

North Dakota Job Growth

There were 434,600 jobs in North Dakota in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 408,999 employed persons for the month. North Dakota added 400 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,928 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is North Dakota job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 434,600 +400 -1,200
CPS 408,999 +1,928 +7,897

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 33,100 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 1,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in North Dakota for March 2017 is at a new high of 408,999.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 434,600 400 408,999 1,928
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
November 2016 434,200 -1,200 404,786 174
October 2016 435,400 1,200 404,612 276
September 2016 434,200 -900 404,336 407
August 2016 435,100 300 403,929 560
July 2016 434,800 1,500 403,369 678
June 2016 433,300 -600 402,691 677
May 2016 433,900 -1,600 402,014 546
April 2016 435,500 -300 401,468 366