Department of Numbers

Fargo, North Dakota Job Growth

There were 144,100 jobs in Fargo, North Dakota in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 137,313 employed persons for the month. Fargo lost 500 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 83 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fargo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 144,100 -500 +2,400
CPS 137,313 +83 +3,137

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 October 2017 at 144,600. Since then 500 jobs have been lost in Fargo according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in November 2017 for Fargo is at a new high of 137,313.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Fargo, North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 144,100 -500 137,313 83
October 2017 144,600 200 137,230 390
September 2017 144,400 200 136,840 292
August 2017 144,200 1,300 136,548 524
July 2017 142,900 300 136,024 158
June 2017 142,600 -400 135,866 146
May 2017 143,000 400 135,720 -395
April 2017 142,600 600 136,115 -210
March 2017 142,000 600 136,325 536
February 2017 141,400 400 135,789 529
January 2017 141,000 -800 135,260 757
December 2016 141,800 100 134,503 327