Department of Numbers

Grand Forks, North Dakota Job Growth

There were 57,200 jobs in Grand Forks, North Dakota in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 56,102 employed persons for the month. Grand Forks lost 600 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 161 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Grand Forks job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 57,200 -600 +200
CPS 56,102 -161 +1,660

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 1,200 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. 161 jobs have been lost in Grand Forks since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Grand Forks, North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 57,200 -600 56,102 -161
February 2017 57,800 -600 56,263 32
January 2017 58,400 200 56,231 284
December 2016 58,200 100 55,947 120
November 2016 58,100 0 55,827 125
October 2016 58,100 100 55,702 138
September 2016 58,000 100 55,564 159
August 2016 57,900 100 55,405 179
July 2016 57,800 300 55,226 189
June 2016 57,500 100 55,037 199
May 2016 57,400 300 54,838 199
April 2016 57,100 100 54,639 197