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Fargo, North Dakota Job Growth

There were 141,900 jobs in Fargo, North Dakota in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 136,328 employed persons for the month. Fargo added 500 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 539 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fargo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 141,900 +500 +2,200
CPS 136,328 +539 +4,840

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

Fargo, North Dakota Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Fargo in March 2017 is at a new high of 141,900.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Fargo is at a new high of 136,328.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Fargo, North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 141,900 500 136,328 539
February 2017 141,400 400 135,789 529
January 2017 141,000 -800 135,260 757
December 2016 141,800 100 134,503 327
November 2016 141,700 0 134,176 441
October 2016 141,700 300 133,735 307
September 2016 141,400 500 133,428 223
August 2016 140,900 200 133,205 419
July 2016 140,700 700 132,786 489
June 2016 140,000 -300 132,297 355
May 2016 140,300 300 131,942 239
April 2016 140,000 300 131,703 215