Department of Numbers

Grand Forks, North Dakota Job Growth

There were 56,500 jobs in Grand Forks, North Dakota in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 55,651 employed persons for the month. Grand Forks lost 200 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 175 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Grand Forks job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 56,500 -200 +100
CPS 55,651 +175 +2,114

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 July 2016 at 57,500. Since then 1,000 jobs have been lost in Grand Forks according to the employer survey. From a trough of 56,500 in October 2016, Grand Forks has gained 0 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in December 2016 for Grand Forks is at a new high of 55,651.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Grand Forks, North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 56,500 -200 55,651 175
November 2016 56,700 200 55,476 280
October 2016 56,500 -500 55,196 133
September 2016 57,000 -500 55,063 20
August 2016 57,500 0 55,043 264
July 2016 57,500 200 54,779 171
June 2016 57,300 300 54,608 182
May 2016 57,000 400 54,426 186
April 2016 56,600 -300 54,240 -65
March 2016 56,900 0 54,305 76
February 2016 56,900 100 54,229 225
January 2016 56,800 400 54,004 467