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Bismarck, North Dakota Job Growth

There were 73,600 jobs in Bismarck, North Dakota in February 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 69,354 employed persons for the month. Bismarck added 300 jobs in February 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 105 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bismarck job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 73,600 +300 -900
CPS 69,354 -105 +1,496

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Bismarck, North Dakota Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Bismarck 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 for Bismarck, North Dakota

CES employment for Bismarck peaked in November 2015 at 74,900. Since then 1,300 jobs have been lost in Bismarck according to the employer survey. From a trough of 73,300 in January 2017, Bismarck has gained 300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 70,784 for Bismarck in December 2016. 1,430 jobs have been lost in Bismarck since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2017

Bismarck, North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2017 73,600 300 69,354 -105
January 2017 73,300 -300 69,459 -1,325
December 2016 73,600 -100 70,784 293
November 2016 73,700 -400 70,491 255
October 2016 74,100 700 70,236 480
September 2016 73,400 -500 69,756 673
August 2016 73,900 0 69,083 845
July 2016 73,900 100 68,238 194
June 2016 73,800 -200 68,044 199
May 2016 74,000 -400 67,845 70
April 2016 74,400 0 67,775 -55
March 2016 74,400 -100 67,830 -28