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Bismarck, North Dakota Job Growth

There were 73,400 jobs in Bismarck, North Dakota in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 68,707 employed persons for the month. Bismarck lost 500 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 312 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bismarck job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 73,400 -500 -600
CPS 68,707 -312 +858

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 1,500 jobs have been lost in Bismarck according to the employer survey. From a trough of 73,300 in January 2017, Bismarck has gained 100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 69,340 for Bismarck in March 2017. 633 jobs have been lost in Bismarck since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Bismarck, North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 73,400 -500 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
November 2016 73,700 -400 68,187 -37
October 2016 74,100 700 68,224 -21
September 2016 73,400 -500 68,245 55
August 2016 73,900 0 68,190 121
July 2016 73,900 100 68,069 146
June 2016 73,800 -200 67,923 74