Department of Numbers

Fargo, North Dakota Job Growth

There were 141,000 jobs in Fargo, North Dakota in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 136,521 employed persons for the month. Fargo lost 600 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 594 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fargo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 141,000 -600 +200
CPS 136,521 +594 +6,249

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 peaked in July 2016 at 141,700. Since then 700 jobs have been lost in Fargo according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in December 2016 for Fargo is at a new high of 136,521.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Fargo, North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 141,000 -600 136,521 594
November 2016 141,600 300 135,927 1,036
October 2016 141,300 200 134,891 559
September 2016 141,100 -500 134,332 283
August 2016 141,600 -100 134,049 818
July 2016 141,700 600 133,231 456
June 2016 141,100 500 132,775 455
May 2016 140,600 -500 132,320 -170
April 2016 141,100 900 132,490 114
March 2016 140,200 -600 132,376 16
February 2016 140,800 200 132,360 630
January 2016 140,600 -200 131,730 1,458