Department of Numbers

Grand Forks, North Dakota Job Growth

There were 56,600 jobs in Grand Forks, North Dakota in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 54,865 employed persons for the month. Grand Forks lost 100 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 125 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Grand Forks job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 56,600 -100 -1,500
CPS 54,865 -125 -962

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

Grand Forks, North Dakota Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Grand Forks peaked in January 2017 at 58,400. Since then 1,800 jobs have been lost in Grand Forks according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 56,263 for Grand Forks in February 2017. 1,398 jobs have been lost in Grand Forks since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Grand Forks, North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 56,600 -100 54,865 -125
October 2017 56,700 -500 54,990 -178
September 2017 57,200 -300 55,168 -172
August 2017 57,500 100 55,340 -205
July 2017 57,400 -100 55,545 -148
June 2017 57,500 300 55,693 52
May 2017 57,200 300 55,641 -233
April 2017 56,900 -300 55,874 -253
March 2017 57,200 -600 56,127 -136
February 2017 57,800 -600 56,263 32
January 2017 58,400 200 56,231 284
December 2016 58,200 100 55,947 120