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Bismarck, North Dakota Job Growth

There were 74,400 jobs in Bismarck, North Dakota in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 70,441 employed persons for the month. Bismarck lost 1,000 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 205 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bismarck job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 74,400 -1,000 -300
CPS 70,441 +205 +4,066

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 October 2016 at 75,400. Since then 1,000 jobs have been lost in Bismarck according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in November 2016 for Bismarck is at a new high of 70,441.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Bismarck, North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 74,400 -1,000 70,441 205
October 2016 75,400 400 70,236 480
September 2016 75,000 400 69,756 673
August 2016 74,600 300 69,083 845
July 2016 74,300 -300 68,238 194
June 2016 74,600 -100 68,044 199
May 2016 74,700 400 67,845 70
April 2016 74,300 -500 67,775 -55
March 2016 74,800 -300 67,830 -28
February 2016 75,100 200 67,858 479
January 2016 74,900 400 67,379 896
December 2015 74,500 -200 66,483 108