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Bismarck, North Dakota Job Growth

There were 73,300 jobs in Bismarck, North Dakota in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 68,424 employed persons for the month. Bismarck lost 0 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 174 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bismarck job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 73,300 0 -400
CPS 68,424 +174 +237

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 1,600 jobs have been lost in Bismarck according to the employer survey. From a trough of 72,900 in September 2017, Bismarck has gained 400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 69,340 for Bismarck in March 2017. 916 jobs have been lost in Bismarck since then according to the household survey. From a September 2017 low of 68,113, Bismarck has added 311 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Bismarck, North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 73,300 0 68,424 174
October 2017 73,300 400 68,250 137
September 2017 72,900 -200 68,113 -81
August 2017 73,100 100 68,194 54
July 2017 73,000 -500 68,140 -154
June 2017 73,500 -100 68,294 -413
May 2017 73,600 -300 68,707 -312
April 2017 73,900 -100 69,019 -321
March 2017 74,000 400 69,340 269
February 2017 73,600 300 69,071 337
January 2017 73,300 -300 68,734 531
December 2016 73,600 -100 68,203 16